To aid in the ongoing restoration of the Valley Oak Forest Habitat at the Circle J-Norris Ranch field study site, SCICON staff members are holding a public planting day on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. Families are welcome to attend by registering in advance at Space is limited and COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Circle J-Norris Ranch is the field study site of the SCICON School of Science and Conservation, and home to the UC Merced/SCICON Field Station. For more information, visit

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