Swanton Pacific Ranch

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125 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA 95017


Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:00 am - Thu Oct 20, 2022 1:00 pm


In 2020 lightning started fires that decimated 

~1 million acres of California. Swanton Ranch was 

badly burned but some areas 

were protected from the fire. We

are studying how wildfire affects microbial

communities by comparing burned

and unburned lands.

These samples will be archived as a 

frozen collection preserving a snap-shot

of California biodiversity. Join us!  

What you will do: 

1. Learn how to take biological

samples of soil at two depths

2. Collect!

3. Log and submit your data!