by Greg de Nevers, Deborah Stanger Edelman, and Adina Merenlender
The California Naturalist Handbook provides a fun, science-based introduction to California’s natural history with an emphasis on observation,
discovery, communication, stewardship and conservation. It is a hands-on guide to learning about the natural environment of California. Subjects
covered include California natural history and geology, native plants and animals, California’s freshwater resources and ecosystems, forest and
rangeland resources, conservation biology, and the effects of global warming on California’s natural communities. The Handbook also discusses
how to create and use a field notebook, natural resource interpretation, citizen science, and collaborative conservation and serves as the primary
text for the California Naturalist Program.