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Cork Harvest Comes to UC Davis

On May 30, 2024, under the shade of the UC Davis Arboretum’s 80-plus-year-old cork oak grove, a rarely seen exhibition of cork harvesting took place. This traditional practice, unfamiliar to most Americans, involves the careful stripping of a cork oak’s outer bark without harming the tree.

Apply to be a Landscape Adaptation Fellow

Restore wetland habitats, care for climate-ready trees, and renovate campus landscapes to better handle a warming climate as a fellow with the California Climate Action Corps at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. In addition to on the ground work, fellows will also undergo training, build networks and work under expert mentors.

Sheep Shift Climate Poetry

From April 24 to 26, the UC Davis Sheepmowers, a team comprised of several dozen sheep working in partnership with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden to maintain campus lawns as part of an ongoing research endeavor, join forces with the Big Shift (an ongoing construction project essential to reducing our campus's reliance on fossil fuels). Together, they are collaborating to create "Sheep Shift Climate Poetry."

Apply to be a Putah Creek Riparian Reserve Field Technician

The UC Davis Riparian Reserve is looking to fill 2 summer Field Technician positions assisting with the ongoing habitat enhancement, restoration, and maintenance of these diverse public spaces. This position will focus on stewarding hundreds of acres of land through active hands-on field work for wildlife and visitors to use and enjoy.  The Technicians can expect to gain extensive knowledge and practical skills in vegetation management, community-based restoration, and regional plant and wildlife identification.