Activities and Programs

The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event.  No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.

    Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Invasive Shothole Borer: Identifying the Damaging Beetle and Impacts on Urban and Native Trees

Special Events
Invasive Shothole Borer: Identifying the Damaging Beetle and Impacts on Urban and Native Trees

Irvine Ranch Conservancy invites you to a Zoom presentation on invasive shothole borers, small beetles that have killed tens of thousands of trees in Southern California and remain a threat to both the Natural Landmarks and nearby urban forests. Randall Oliver, statewide ISHB Communications Coordinator with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, will discuss the pest and its life cycle, trees at risk, impact, what to look for in potentially infested trees, and best management practices. Erin Andreatta, IRC’s Invasive Species Project Manager will discuss steps IRC is taking to manage the beetles on the Natural Landmarks and to help prevent their spread. You may find additional information/handouts/resources on the Invasive Shothole Borer here:  www.ishb.org

Based within the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, Randall Oliver is the statewide Invasive Shothole Borers (ISHB) Communications Coordinator. Working in coordination with members of the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee and a broad coalition of public and private stakeholders, he develops, implements and manages education and outreach communications regarding the pest and related issues. He also is an active volunteer with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy and holds degrees from the University of Southern California and UCLA (Anderson) Graduate School of Management.

After registering for this activity you will receive a Zoom link for this event date and time. Thank you for your support of the Irvine Ranch Landmarks.

 

Invasive Shothole Borer: Identifying the Damaging Beetle and Impacts on Urban and Native Trees
Date:
Fri, 07/16/2021
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

UCI Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment Study Talk Series-No. 4

Special Events
UCI Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment Study Talk Series-No. 4

Irvine Ranch Conservancy is proud to host a Zoom presentation led by Andie Nugent..  She is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine with a published paper from her undergraduate work, focusing on earthworms: WORMSPREAD: an individual-based model of invasive earthworm
population dynamics, which kicked off her interest in soil ecology. 

We are pleased to introduce a series of talks surrounding the studies of climate change impacts from soil to landscapes, and lessons learned from the Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment. If you have hiked in the Limestone Canyon Preserve you may have seen the Loma Ridge Experiment site high above East Loma Ridge. Join us to learn more about what research takes place at the research site. Later in the series, learn more about upcoming hikes to tour the site.  

This fourth presentation in a series of four talks will be presented by Andie Nugent, Ph.D. Candidate on microbial response to global change at the Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment. She studies soil microbial communities that lie at the heart of many important ecosystem processes including nitrogen and carbon cycling. In her research, She seeks to understand how climate change and urbanization are affecting the function of soil microbial communities. She uses the global change experiment at Loma Ridge to explore the impacts of drought and nitrogen deposition on the soil microbiome and the potential consequences for ecosystem health. 

We are excited to share the complex interactions discovered on the Loma Ridge. After registering for this activity you will receive a Zoom link before this event date and time. Thank you for your support of the Irvine Ranch Landmarks.

UCI Loma Ridge Global Change Experiment Study Talk Series-No. 4
Date:
Wed, 08/04/2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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