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NEWS BRIEFS: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve adds more guided walks

By Dave Jones on December 1, 2015 in University

Since the Wragg fire swept through Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve in July, trails have been closed to the public but accessible by guided tour. Tours have been filling to capacity, and more dates have been added: morning hikes on Dec. 5, 12 and 30.

Groups of volunteers have already begun repairs at the site, located near Lake Berryessa, west of Winters, and researchers will study the effects of the fire on the area. The main trail is expected to reopen to the public in the spring of 2016.

Until then, the public is invited to participate in these guided walks, free of charge:

  • Saturday, Dec. 5  — "Reading the Landscape,” led by Truman Young, professor of plant sciences
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 — “Effects of Fire on Natural Systems,” led by Jens Stevens, postdoctoral scholar
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 — “Reserve Management Challenges,” led by Jeffrey Clary, reserve director

Group size is limited; RSVPs required (send an email to Clary, More information is available online.

Learn more about the closure and the restoration effort, how you can volunteer and how you can donate to the restoration fund.

Video: Fire in parking garage


Interesting morning. #RIPtoyotacamry

A video posted by Dario John (@tallguybarista) on

Nov 30, 2015 at 1:28pm PST

A social media post shows a fire Nov. 30 in the Pavilion Parking Structure. Check back for more information on the fire.

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The open house is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 646 A St.

More information on the LRDP is available on the university’s Campus Tomorrow website.

UC Davis Extension hosts Colombian teachers

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The Colombian Ministry of Education hopes to have all high school graduates in that country reach an intermediate level of English proficiency by 2025, and is training its teachers abroad to help.

The first-ever program, hosted by UC Davis Extension's International English and Professional Programs, part of the Center for International Education,  is sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the Colombian Ministry of Education.

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