Protecting our Community, Safeguarding the Environment
Bufferlands Educational Opportunities
Wildlife & Environment 101
Unique educational opportunities at the Bufferlands
With more than 2,100 acres of open space, environmental
educational opportunities abound on the Bufferlands. The
Bufferlands have phenomenal wildlife habitat that supports more
than 220 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, 20 species of
fish and 21 special status species. This broad variety of
wildlife can be found in our grasslands, wetlands and riparian
The Bufferlands is typically closed to unescorted public access.
However, during the past several years, we have been developing
our public outreach and education program, including a docent and volunteer
component. We also host a number of popular events on the
Bufferlands each year. Check out our calendar of events for
The Bufferlands management staff can also tailor a special tour
to meet the individual needs of your group. As we are able to
accommodate within our staff’s regular work schedule, we are
happy to provide tours and talks for groups large and small,
covering a wide variety of natural resource topics.
We have provided tours for students from kindergarten through
high school. Our Bufferlands have also served as an outdoor
classroom for a variety of collegiate programs. Whether the
interest is general in nature or lies with a particular species,
habitat or ecological function, we strive to provide as many
educational opportunities to students, community groups, clubs,
and various private and professional associations as we can.
Please contact Roger Jones at (916) 875-9174 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information about how you can request Bufferlands access or
a special tour for your group.