College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR News

March 11, 2013

March 13 | Major Madness Open House with the CNR PALs
March 14 | Peace Corps Information Session
March 15 | UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest
March 21 | Horace Albright Lecture in Conservation: Sylvia Earle The Quest for Sustainable Seas

March 13 | Major Madness Open House for CNR

Wednesday, 3/13/13
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn (in front of Pat Browns)
11am - 1pm

Come meet the College of Natural Resources Peer Advisors (PALs) on Wednesday, March 13, from 11:00-1:00 PM on the Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn (in front of Pat Browns). Come hear what our PALs have to say about their CNR majors, minors, EAP excursions, research they have done, clubs they are affiliated with and much, much more!


March 14 | Peace Corps Information Session

Peace Corps Information Session
Thursday, March 14, noon-1pm
260 Mulford Hall

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this special CNR event -- snacks provided! Also, you can meet Cal Peace Corps Recruiter Yune Lee for an informational interview or to look over your resume every Thursday from 10am-noon, in the resource center, 260 Mulford Hall.


March 15 | UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest
June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013
Meadow Valley, CA

Summer 2013 application deadline: Friday, March 15th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall.

In the beautiful mountains of the Plumas National Forest, the UC Summer Forestry Field Camp provides students a unique opportunity to study the biota, soils, and geology of the Feather River Country. Tall ponderosa and sugar pines tower over the area, with white fir, Douglas- fir, incense-cedar, and black oak intermixed in the dense forests. Several streams pass through the camp. Housing is provided in cabins and bunkhouses, with a central kitchen and dining facility with a large campfire area in front. Easy hiking to waterfalls, lakes, and mountain meadows is enjoyed by residents.

The overall goal of the Summer Field Program is to provide an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. Students participating in the program learn about ecology, forest, range and wildlife management, measurements, forest operations and products. At the end of the eight-week program, students will have broad, working knowledge of concepts and techniques used by wildland resource managers. The experience of studying these topics in a field setting inevitably enriches students’ subsequent on-campus academic studies.

Specific objectives of the Summer Field Program include:

- Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wildland environments
- Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields
- Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management
- Teach field skills
- Develop close student and student-faculty relationships

Application materials and camp information are attached and also can be found at http://nature.berkeley.edu/espm/summercamp/main.html. Summer 2013 application deadline: Friday, March 15th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall. Applicants will be notified by email sometime in April.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Forestry Field Program Director Rick Standiford at standifo@berkeley.edu or Forestry and Natural Resources Undergraduate Advisor Eva Wong at evaw@berkeley.edu.


March 21 | Horace Albright Lecture in Conservation: Sylvia Earle The Quest for Sustainable Seas

Sylvia Earle: The Quest for Sustainable Seas

Thursday, March 21
6:00-7:30 p.m.
International House
UC Berkeley
FREE
Limited Seating

Sylvia Earle, one of the world's most influential ambassadors for the ocean, is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, former chief scientist of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), founder of the Mission Blue Foundation, a TED Prize winner, and was named TIME magazine's first Hero of the Planet. Learn how actions we take in the next 10 years to support the ocean will matter more than what we do in the next 100 hundred years.

Seating is on a first-come basis. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The event will be videotaped and available after the event.

Directions and Transportation
Directions to International House. Public transportation is encouraged. Limited metered street parking and lots are available.

For more parking information, visit UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation.

Contact Information:
Sasha Keller
Event Coordinator
510-643-1051
skeller@berkeley.edu