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Workshops for Biologist

For almost two decades, the Laguna Foundation has partnered with herpetologists, Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez, to bring practical training to professional biologists, resource managers, and students. Our past events include the Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop, the California Tiger Salamander Terrestrial Ecology Workshop, the Amphibians of the North Bay Workshop, and the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Workshop. Each year, these popular workshops bring together groups from all over the west coast to learn about the ecology, conservation, and field survey techniques of our local rare pond species.

Stay Tuned for Other Upcoming Workshops

Friday, March 25, 2022 (tentative): California Tiger Salamander Terrestrial Ecology Workshop
Saturday/Sunday, March 26/27, 2022 (tentative): Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop



California red-legged frog
Photo by Jeff Alvarez

Amphibians of the San Francisco Bay Area Workshop
With Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez
This event is sold out. Please click the Register button to join the waitlist.

Zoom Presentation:Fri., Nov. 19, 2021. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Field Trip to Private Preserve in Sonoma County: Sat., Nov. 20 or Sun., Nov. 21.

$300. Registration required. No tickets available at the door.

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the life history, ecology and conservation of frogs, toads, and salamanders that occur in the San Francisco Bay Area. Professional biologists, resource managers, and students will receive practical knowledge of our local amphibians. Both common and rare species will be discussed. For each of the 16 species listed below specific information will be provided including identification features, range and distribution, habitat requirements, and behavior. The lecture group will be split into two field trip sessions. The field trips are identical.

American Bullfrog, Arboreal salamander, Black salamander, California giant salamander, California newt, California red-legged frog, California slender salamander, California tiger salamander, Foothill yellow-legged frog, Northwestern salamander, Pacific chorus frog, Red-bellied newt, Rough-skinned newt, Western spadefoot, Western toad, Yellow-eyed salamander

Instructors for this workshop will be Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez. Both are experts on amphibian ecology and conservation, and conduct herpetological research in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To be added to our email notification list for our Biology Workshops,
please email Workshops@LagunaFoundation.org.

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