State Leaders Enact Historic Beaver Restoration Program!

SACRAMENTO (June 30, 2022) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to launch a new Beaver Restoration Program at the California… Read More >

Russian River Coho Partnership Concludes a Decade-Long Collaboration

photo by Brock Dolman Salmon are a keystone species, inextricably linked to the health of our coastal ecosystems, yet over… Read More >

Big Wins in Sacramento for the Bring Back the Beaver Campaign!

*We at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center WATER Institute have tremendous news! On May 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced… Read More >

People Over Plastic podcast season 2!

People Over Plastic, a fiscally sponsored project of OAEC, is a BIPOC storytelling collective working towards an anti-racist, plastic-free future.… Read More >

Why we can’t build a fire-resilient future without worker justice

Español abajo. Navigating the threat of wildfire is an ongoing reality of life in Sonoma County. From 2017 to 2020,… Read More >

OAEC conducts winter prescribed burn

photo by Brock Dolman In late January, with the help of Fire Forward, the OAEC and Sowing Circle community conducted… Read More >

Podcast Interview on Intentional Community with Dave Henson

The Foundation for Intentional Communities has launched a new podcast called “Inside Community” and invited OAEC Executive Director and Sowing… Read More >

Take a virtual or in-person garden tour!

  After a long Covid hiatus, on-site tours of the gardens led by real live humans will resume this April! Join us 1st and… Read More >

Beyond Defensible Space webinar presentation by Brock Dolman

  Wildfire preparedness at the county and state level often focus on defensible space and home hardening… and for good reason!… Read More >

Story of Plastic Wins an Emmy!

OAEC’s fiscally sponsored project Peak Plastic creates integrated storytelling campaigns to fight plastic production and pollution and to empower global collaborative action. Last month, Peak Plastic… Read More >

Read the 2021 Update

In these times, OAEC continues to embody David Orr’s assertion that “hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up,”… Read More >