We’re Hiring: WATER Institute Communications & Project Manager

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) seeks a talented and passionate individual to join our WATER Institute staff to… Read More >

Now accepting internship applications!

Each year, OAEC hires a cohort of enthusiastic interns to live and learn at OAEC for 11 months. Interns work… Read More >

Dan Hoyle show – Nov 11-12

Dan Hoyle dazzled us with his opening monologue at Chautauqua this year and we’ve decided to bring him back for… Read More >

Beaver Mania Hits the News!

Since our announcement in July about the State’s monumental decision to fund the creation of a new Beaver Restoration Program to… Read More >

Community grazing project at OAEC, Two Sisters Place & Mighty Arrow Ranch

This past spring, OAEC and the Sowing Circle community were thrilled to graze a flock of 54 sheep and 12… Read More >

Join the Good Fire Crew

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Beyond Defensible Space – Consultations Webinar

OAEC Wildlands and our partners are hosting a Zoom webinar on July 27th from 6-8pm PST to wrap up our “Beyond Defensible… Read More >

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 >

Beyond Defensible Space Workshops

We’ve heard about Defensible Space, the 100ft perimeter around buildings that should be free from burnable materials to prevent damage… Read More >