Dr Rejendra Singh at OAEC – SOLD OUT!

Thanks for your interest. This event is SOLD OUT! OAEC and the WATER Institute are excited to welcome world renowned water conservationist Dr. Rajendra Singh to OAEC! Join us for … Read more

OAEC Makes a Splash in Restoration Journal

Ecesis, the quarterly news journal of SerCal (California Society for Ecological Restoration) features an article written by our own WATER Institute Co-Directors, Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman, and Development and … Read more

Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator Wanted

Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator 40 hrs per week, year-round. Non-residential position. Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (or until position is filled) Start date: On or after Monday, April 3, … Read more

2022 Update

OAEC works to inspire communities to build and imagine the ecologically regenerative and socially just world that we know is possible. At OAEC’s 80-acre landbase in Sonoma County, we demonstrate … Read more

New Multimedia Series on WATER

What is your relationship with water? Do you know where your water comes from or how it gets to you? For the most part, modern developed societies have taken water … 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 his full solo show this November! Dan garnered critical acclaim … 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 be led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, … Read more

How is OAEC dealing with the drought?

The old saying “Don’t miss the water ‘till the well runs dry” couldn’t be more apt in this year’s unprecedented drought. Wells and reservoirs are drying up around the county, … 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 from wildfire, but what about the wildlands beyond those 100ft? … 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. POP’s wildly successful Season 1 podcast brought us stories of … Read more

Article on “Beaver Dam Analogs” in Yellow Creek

OAEC’s WATER Institute was featured this month in SF Estuary Magazine (including Brock Dolman’s cover shot!) for beaver restoration work on Yellow Creek in the Tásmam Koyóm Maidu Cultural Park, Plumas … Read more

Kent Whealy Memorial Seed Collection

Pictured above: Doug Gosling, Mother Garden Biodiversity Program Director, in the OAEC seed vault with the new Kent Whealy dedication plaque.  It is our great pleasure to announce the dedication … 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 3rd Sundays of the month at 1pm, starting at the … Read more

Fall Nursery Sale: Nov 7-8 & 14-15

Fall Nursery Sale November 7-8 & 14-15 Everything 20% Off! Wow, what a season!  From Covid to wildfires, the Mother Garden Nursery has hit more than a few bumps along … Read more