Sentenac Canyon & Cienega

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 3:30pm


This class has been cancelled. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Sentenac Canyon & Cienega: Acquisition, Restoration and Research

January 13-14, 2017

Instructor: Dave Van Cleve, California State Parks, Retired

Twenty years ago, Anza-Borrego Foundation drastically changed its game plan. Instead of focusing only on small inholdings within the Park, ABF included the additional goals of connectivity, wildlife corridors, and outholdings to its land acquisition portfolio. The first transformative project was Sentenac Canyon, a privately held parcel in the San Felipe Valley.

We will take a hike to look at historic sites such as the Butterfield Stage site and the Sentenac brothers' "cabin", discuss the results of landscape restoration at Scissors Crossing, and explore the gallery riparian forest of San Felipe Creek.

Hike Level: Moderate. Hike includes both easy walking on dirt roads and navigating off trail up a rocky hillside

Bring: Day pack with lunch, water, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and camping chair (optional) to eat lunch in the field.

Meet: Meet at the ABF office for carpooling. 2WD vehicles OK.

Class Schedule and Pricing

Friday Lecture
7:30-9:00 p.m.
$5 at the door; open to the public 

Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
401 Tilting T Drive
Borrego Springs
Saturday Field Class
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$60 - Public Rate (includes lecture)
$50 - ABF Member Rate (includes lecture)

ABF Office
587 Palm Canyon Drive #110
Borrego Springs