College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming CNR Sponsored Events

October 29, 2009

CNR Sponsored Projects For Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Info Session
Wednesday, November 4, 12:10-12:45pm
CNR Student Resource Center, 260 Mulford Hall

Each semester, CNR students apply for and are selected to participate in undergraduate research with CNR Faculty from all CNR departments. In Fall 2009, 27 students were selected to for Faculty Projects and 11 students were granted funds to support their Student Initiated Project.

Spring 2010 Deadlines:
Juniors and Seniors applying for Student Initiated Funds, accepting proposals: 11/11/09 - 12/11/09
Faculty Projects will be posted on 1/11/10, deadline to apply is 1/25/09

For Information about SPUR:

If you are unable to attend the Info Session and need information about SPUR, please plan to see Susan Kishi by appointment or during her drop-in hours: Tuesday, 4-5, Thursday 2:30-4, Friday 10:30-12.

Strawberry Creek Restoration Project
Are you interested in learning more about invasive and native plants on the UC Berkeley campus, learning techniques for invasive plant removal, and making a huge difference in the Strawberry Creek restoration areas on the UCB campus? Read on!

The Strawberry Creek Restoration Project (SCRP) is offering a new Student Restoration Leadership Program this Fall! Student Restoration Leaders (SRLs) will be given a thorough training on the history of Strawberry Creek restoration efforts, the native and invasive species of interest on campus, and the skills necessary to lead their own groups of volunteers on restoration events. Whether you have previously participated in Strawberry Creek restoration events or have no experience at all, this program will serve as a great way to become more involved in our efforts, and become a pro ivy puller! (Since all of your work will be voluntary, this training also looks great on resumes!)

This program will take place over a Friday and Saturday, for a total of 5 hours of training.
Friday November 6th, 3-5pm: Classroom Training Day. Meet in 370 University Hall
Saturday November 7th, 10am-1pm: Field Work day. Meet next to the bronze statue of the rugby players (1899 Tilden Statue) near the southwest corner of VLSB (along the walking path).

Please see the attached map for the exact locations of the trainings.

This two day program will be taught by Tim Pine and Karl Hans, EH&S staff members with extensive experience in restoration work along Strawberry Creek.

Attendance to both training days is mandatory to become a SRL. Enrollment is limited to 20 students.

Please email us with additional questions or a request to participate in the program. Please include your name, major and year at Cal, previous involvement in the SCRP or other restoration programs, and how you will benefit from this training program. Your response need not be extensive, we just want to know a little about you! You will receive a confirmation email
informing you if you have been enrolled in the course. Please email us at:

Thanks and we hope to see you on November 6th!

Lindsey Sanders
Strawberry Creek Restoration Project Intern

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Job Fair
Summer Positions Available In:

Wildland Firefighting
OHV Patrol
Civil Engineering
Wilderness Rangers
Trail Maintenance

Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 5th, 5:00 -6:30pm
Location: CNR Student Resource Center, 260 MulfordHall
Come learn about the Humboldt-ToiyabeNational Forest, what it has to offer, and how to apply for jobs. Bring a resume and schedule an interview.

Display Tables
Thursday, Nov. 5th, 9:00am –3:00pm
Locations: CNR Student Resource Center, 260 Mulfordhall and in the Kroeber Hall Lobby
Meet the Humboldt-Toiyabe recruiters and use their help to apply for positions on site. Please bring a resume.

Berkeley Study Abroad Program
Meet the CNR EAP (Education Abroad Program) Peer Advisor on Fridays 1pm - 2pm in front of the Student Resource Center in 260 Mulford. Our advisor can answer your questions and have resource materials available for those interested in studying abroad. Questions regarding EAP can also be directed to