California Tiger Salamander - 2013 Workshop

On April 25, 2013, Pete Trenham, Ph.D. will present a workshop at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve on the biology and conservation of the California tiger salamander (CTS).



COST: $350.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

CLASS SIZE: 32 Details for this workshop have not yet been finalized.


Virginia Guhin



See also: California Tiger Salamander, Habitat Restoration

On April 25, 2013, Pete Trenham, Ph.D. will present a workshop at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve on the biology and conservation of the California tiger salamander (CTS). Dr. Trenham has published a variety of papers on the ecology and life history of the California tiger salamander and has taught this popular workshop on several occasions. The workshop consists of a daytime classroom session and a choice between two field training practicum, either April 25, 4:30-8:30 (after the workshop portion) or April 26, 9am-1pm.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understanding of the biology of California tiger salamanders
  • Understanding of habitat management for this species.
  • Understanding of how to apply information in large-scale and local conservation planning efforts.


Topics discussed:

  • The geographic distribution of California tiger salamanders and hybrid populations
  • Aquatic habitats and their management
  • Individual organism movement patterns
  • Population and community ecology
  • Survey methods
  • Methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization.

Field training practicum: Participants will also receive training in species identification, sampling techniques, and habitat requirements of the California tiger salamander.  Workshop moderator Grey Hayes will use the field setting to assist participants in analysis of the impacts of a fictitious development proposal so that they will be better able to analyze impacts and design avoidance/mitigation in the real world.

***very important***

It is important to note that no component of this workshop should be construed to apply to attendees ability to obtain permits related to the CTS; if you are interested in how workshop activities might be used for permitting, you are encouraged to contact your agency permitting representative.

Important Registration Details: Please note, you must pre-register using this website, and we must receive your payment no later than 5 p.m. on March 28, 2013 for us to reserve a spot for you at the workshop. Your registration will not be completed without payment received by this date.

If sending a check for $350:

Elkhorn Slough Foundation


mail to:

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

ATTN: Grey Hayes,

1700 Elkhorn Road,

Watsonville, CA 95076.

We will email you a confirmation and receipt after we have received your payment. Following receipt of payment, we will also register you in one of the two field training practicum, on either April 25, 4:30-8:30pm or April 26, 9am-1pm. If you have a preference for one of these two times, please let us know by emailing us once you have pre-registered; we will do our best to accommodate your choice, but cannot guarantee placement in a particular session. We cannot refund any of your registration fee(s) if you cancel after March 28, 2013, 5 p.m. Cancellation before this date results in our refunding all but a $50 processing fee. Registration is non-transferable; we do not allow people to 'trade' their registration, even with people in the same organization.

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