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December 2017

Magnolia Ranch hike

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, December 16th 10am-1pm Named for the small long-gone village of Magnolia that once resided along Greenwood Creek, this beautiful riparian prairie now offers easy hiking trails along the river and around its hills. Donna Orth will lead this dogs and kid-friendly 3-mile hike to the river and back. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $10/family or $5/each. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224

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January 2018

Galapagos Islands: Birthplace of Species and Evolutionary Thoughts

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$5 - $10

Tuesday, January 9th 6-7:30pm     Join naturalist John Kipping as we explore the unique archipelago astride our equator, six hundred miles off Ecuador. We shall examine the major islands which have served as isolated laboratories in the development of many species of tortoises, finches, cacti, and lava lizards. These unique habitats existed without major predators, resulting in a unique garden of Eden-like lack of fear towards humans. Marine bird life will be emphasized.  This national park has managed the…

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Ridge Walk on ARC’s Cosumnes River Property

January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 - $10

Saturday, January 27th 9-11am     The Van Noord property, acquired by ARC in 2002, is an 80 acre parcel with a ridge running down the center and steep drop-offs on either side. The beautiful North Fork of the Cosumnes River crosses one corner of the property. Larry Pagendarm, one of ARC’s volunteer Land Stewards, will lead this walk along the ridgeline for the length of the property with lovely views. This is an intermediate, 4-mile hike with 600-ft. elevation…

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February 2018

Wildfire in the Foothills

February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 25th 10am-3pm     Scott Vail, ARC Board member and firefighter, will lead a hike to a wildfire that burned on both sides of the South Fork of the American River this summer. During the hike Scott will discuss fire behavior, fire-fighting in the wildland environment, fire ecology, and living with fire in El Dorado County using the recent fire to provide examples and stimulate discussion. This will be an intermediate hike with gentle slopes of 5 to 6…

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