Carpinteria Bluffs and Marsh

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 2:30PM

Instructor: Scot Pipkin

Location: Offsite

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Carpinteria boasts some of the region's most breathtaking and impressive coastal botanical resources. Between the Carpinteria Marsh, one of the largest remaining coastal wetlands in southern California, and the Carpinteria Bluffs, an impressive example of coast sage habitat and geology, mixed with an inspirational conservation story, this small beach town is a gateway to aspects of California's flora that are becoming increasingly difficult to experience. On this trip, we will explore the floras of these two resources, discuss conservation and management of the properties, and enjoy time next to the Pacific Ocean.

Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks. water, and appropriate attire/footwear.


Image of Scot PipkinScot Pipkin was born and raised in San Diego, California. After attending UCLA and receiving a degree in Geography with an emphasis in biogeography, he has spent his career acquiring and sharing an understanding of the natural world that emphasizes the interconnections that surround us. This work has allowed him to inhabit some of the most beautiful and ecologically rich places in the Southwest, including Yosemite, the redwoods of the San Mateo Coast, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. From 2012-2016, he served as the Public Access Manager for Tejon Ranch Conservancy, leading wildflower and natural history tours through the San Joaquin Valley, Antelope Valley, and Tehachapi Mountains.

Travel/Day Trips
Botany/Natural History