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Getting Out of Our Heads, Into Our Hearts, Back Into Nature

The California Chaparral Institute exists to help everyone better understand and appreciate the chaparral, California‚Äôs dominant and iconic plant community. Our ongoing battles to protect nature requires activities like sending in comment letters concerning ill-conceived habitat clearance projects, attending public … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Magic in Nature – Giving your youthful innocence a chance to speak again

Do you fit into your daily schedule? Or are you an afterthought? Nature can help. Nature provides the space and clarity that allow us to experience the vastness, the texture of life that is difficult to find anywhere else. Nature … Continue reading

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Inspiration at Devil’s Punchbowl

For many Californians, the most accessible place to experience nature is in the chaparral, a shrub-dominated ecosystem rich in biodiversity that can be found in every county in the state. As a consequence, chaparral provides one of the best places … Continue reading

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