21st Annual Chautauqua Revue

Tickets sales begin Tuesday, July 16th at 10AM. Evening shows run September 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:30PM. Family Matinee is Saturday, September 7th at 2PM. Go to our … Read more

It’s OAEC’s 30th Anniversary!

Celebrating OAEC’s 30th Anniversary! Thirty years ago this summer, a group of friends who knew each other from activist circles came together to form the intentional community known as Sowing … Read more

Check out our new Beaver web portal!

As we celebrate OAEC’s 30 years, we think back to 2009 when the WATER Institute was scoffed at for having the audacity to suggest that beaver, then considered a ‘nuisance,’ … Read more

People Over Plastic Now Counterstream Media

People Over Plastic, a fiscally sponsored project of OAEC, is now Counterstream Media! From the Counterstream team: “Our new name reflects our mission to center the stories and perspectives that … Read more

Brock Dolman Featured on Two Podcasts

WATER Institute Co-Director and OAEC Co-Founder Brock Dolman has been busy! He recently participated in two podcasts which we recommend listening to! In the first, Permaculture Perspectives, Brock speaks with … Read more

Nursery Featured in Made Local Magazine

Happy Birthday and congratulations to the Mother Garden turning 50 years old this summer! The Mother Garden, and its offspring, the Nursery were featured in the May/June 2024 issue of … Read more

Beaver and Process-Based Restoration Trainings in France

In April 2024, WATER Institute Co-Director Kate Lundquist and our close collaborator, Kevin Swift of Swift Water Design, headed to France. French artist Suzanne Husky and French author and professor … Read more

SoCo Seed Swap March 3rd, 2-5pm

Join us at the Sonoma County Seed Swap! For the first time since the beginning of Covid, the Sonoma County Seed Swap will happen on March 3rd, 2024 from 2PM-5PM at the … Read more

2023 Update – Strategies for Change

Unveiling OAEC’s 2023 Update: Strategies for Change! We are proud of this new publication that reports on our accomplishments for this year through the lens of the four strategies that … Read more

Cal-PBR Workshops

We’re reporting back from two highly successful CalPBR Network workshops that took place in October, empowering folks to further advance their skills in process-based restoration and all of its benefits. … Read more

Big day for beaver in the news

Two big beaver hits today! First up is an interview with Kate and Brock in The Los Angeles Times about beaver benefits to landscapes. The story is titled, “Restoring California … Read more

Learn about internships

Each year, OAEC hires a cohort of enthusiastic interns to live and learn at OAEC for 11 months. Interns work 24 hours per week in one department – Program Administration, … Read more

Are you a beaver believer? Webinar

Watch WATER institute Co-Director Kate Lundquist in this Secretary Speaker Series webinar, hosted by California’s Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, on Wednesday, July 12th from 12 noon – 1 pm. … Read more