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The Eel River CZO is engaged in a number of education and outreach activities including algal identification workshops, UC Berkeley class field trips led by Eel River PIs, and citizen science data collection to help monitor the Eel River.

Read more about each of these below...

Keith Bouma-Gregson (Graduate Student) speaks to a group about algae in the Eel River.

We aim to collaborate with academic, consulting, tribal, and citizen scientists working in California North Coast watersheds.

We are actively working with resource managers and watershed residents to generate knowledge and collaborative action that builds resource and ecosystem resilience, specifically in the Eel and Russian River coastal watersheds. Residents and watershed groups along the California North Coast are well-organized, observant, knowledgeable, deeply concerned with the future of coastal forests, rivers, and human communities (Friends of the Eel River, Eel River Recovery Program, Klamath Basin Monitoring Program, the Karuk tribe, and the Redwood Forest Foundation). We also plan to work with other groups and agencies (e.g., NOAA-Fisheries, Klamath Basin Monitoring Program) in the Eel, Russian, Napa, and Klamath River basins, many of whom we have collaborated previously. See our partners page for more details on who these groups are.

Workshops and Educational Events

With our partners, we will help put on workshops and short courses to help educate the public on the importance and value of CZ science. This includes a recent Algal Foray on algae identification and participating in educational events like the Eel River Recovery Project's Water Day.

UC Berkeley Courses & Graduate School

All our PIs are affiliated with UC Berkeley, which offers degrees in CZ fields and courses that visit the Eel River. Learn more about graduate school within each of our affiliated departments and see specific course listings here.

Mary Power (far right) and students from Ecosystems of California course at Angelo Coast Range Reserve.

Mary Power (far right) and students from Ecosystems of California course at Angelo Coast Range Reserve.

Education/Outreach News


NSF Blog: No soils, no life

27 Oct 2020 - They’re beneath our feet, but we seldom hear important signals in the soils


2020 CZO Webinar Series on Sustainability

17 Jun 2020 - For an updated listing of these talks, including abstracts, see /national/education-outreach/sustainability-2020/ The U.S....


Recent study underscores the environmental cost of illegal marijuana cultivation

29 Jul 2015 - Eel River CZO ecohydrologist Sally Thompson and ecologists Stephanie Carlson and Mary Power worked with The Nature Conservancy to explore the...


Reserve Preserved: Lodge Lightning Complex Wildfire Contained

25 Aug 2014 - Angelo Reserve, Eel River CZO's primary field site, partially burned by Lodge Lighting Complex fire.

Congratulations Jill Marshall on receiving the 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

06 Nov 2018 - Marshall Receives 2018 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

01 Jan 2018 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

CZOs at AGU 2017

05 Dec 2017 - Information on CZO award recipients, events, presentations, etc. at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

Water Resources Research Special Collection: Concentration-discharge relations in the critical zone

30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.

CZNews: Fall 2017

25 Oct 2017 - The CZO National Office's quarterly newsletter CZNews: Fall 2017.

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