Rancho Cacachilas offers theoretical and field instruction in natural history, ranching, ecotourism and other responsible land management topics.

Below is a partial list of courses, workshops and other education programs that have been offered on our ranches and in nearby communities in collaboration with a diverse group of organizations and individuals, including schools, associations, scientists, ranchers, rural cooperatives and government institutions. See also our ecotourism programs and activities listed for each of our individual ranches.

Workshop — Saving Seeds & Planting Cover Crops to Improve Soil & Prepare for the Next Growing Season
Date: 31 May 2018
Location: Rancho Dos Hermanos
I
nstructors: Jessica Linebarger, Cameron Dalton, Yesenia Aviles & Micky Geraldo
Volunteers: 36 teenage school students from Los Cabos

Case Study — Improving Goat Genetics
Date: ongoing
Location: Rancho Dos Hermanos
Research Professor:
Dr. Alejandro Palacios EspinozaDepartment of Animal Science and Habitat Conservation, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, with his students

Workshop — Creating Self-Watering (Wicking) Garden Beds from Recycled Materials
Date: 16 April 2018
Location: Rancho Gaspareño
Instructors: 
Jessica Linebarger & Cameron Dalton
Volunteers:
10 adults from No Más Basura

Course  Regional Cheesemaking & Food Preservation
Date: 23 February 2018
Location: Rancho Dos Hermanos

Instructors: Jessica Linebarger, Cameron Dalton & Yeni Verdugo
Participants: 7

Course — Farm to Table Ecotourism & Nutrition
Date: 2 February 2018
Location: Rancho Gaspareño
Presenters: Jessica Linebarger, Cameron Dalton, Benigno Geraldo, Juan Carlos Geraldo, Yesi Aviles & Yeni Verdugo
Participants: high school students from No Más Basura
Volunteers: from the community of La Ventana & El Sargento

Course — Reusing Cardboard in the Garden & Mosquito Prevention
Date: 28 October 2017
Location: Rancho Dos Hermanos
Presenters: Jessica Linebarger, Cameron Dalton, & Shary Palacios
Participants: high school students from No Más Basura
Volunteers: from the community of La Ventana & El Sargento

Course — Composting & Utilizing Organic Waste
Date: 12 July 2017
Location: Rancho Dos Hermanos
Presenters: Jessica Linebarger, Cameron Dalton, Yeni Verdugo, Micky Geraldo, Yesi Aviles, Shary Palacio & Tona Pastor

Participants: high school students from No Más Basura
Volunteers: from the community of La Ventana & El Sargento

Various Presentations & Workshops — Control of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes & Prevention of Zika and other Mosquito-borne Diseases
Dates: during Summer 2016
Locations: Rancho Chivato, 
Los Planes-Agua Amarga, El Triunfo, El Sargento, La Ventana, Las Gallinas, El Ancón, and other venues
Presenter: Shary Palacio, Community Services Leader

More information about the Zika virus

Presentation  Reptiles & Amphibians of the Sierra Cacachilas
Date: 14 January 2016
Location: Casa Ejidal, El Sargento
Presenter: 
Jorge H. Valdez-Villavicencio, M.S., Conservación de Fauna del Noroeste, A.C., Ensenada

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Presentation  Reptiles & Amphibians of the Sierra Cacachilas
Date: 11 January 2016
Location: Baja Joe's, La Ventana

Presenter: Bradford D. Hollingsworth, Ph.D., San Diego Natural History Museum

Presentation  Bats of the Sierra Cacachilas
Date: 4 January 2016
Location: Baja Joe's, La Ventana
Presenter: Dr. Winifred F. Frick, University of California, Santa Cruz

Presentation  Bizarre & Beautiful Botany of Baja California
Date: 21 December 2015
Location: Baja Joe's, La Ventana
Presenter: Dr. Jon Rebman, Curator of Botany, San Diego Natural History Museum

Presentation  The Weird & the New: Insects and Spiders of the Sierra Cacachilas
Date: 3 December 2015
Location: Baja Joe's, La Ventana
Presenter: Dr. Michael Wall, Curator of Entomology, San Diego Natural History Museum

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Workshop  Managing Injuries Caused by Venomous Animals
Date: 26-27 November 2015
Instructor: 
Víctor Velázquez, Serpentario de LaPaz, A.C.
Participants: 30

First Aid Course  Six Lifesaving Skills
Date: 26 October 2015
Instructor: 
Dr. Fernando, Callejas Med-Cam
Participants: 32

Mountain Bike Training Basic Skills, Trail Riding & Equipment Maintenance
Date: multiple sessions in October 2015
Instructor: Jesús Trasviña, Travis Bike, La Paz
Participants: 12 trail crew members

Certified Course, Module 5 — Personal Development & Moral Leadership
Date: 14-15 August 2015
Instructor: Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute
Participants: 40

Course — Reducing Stress Levels in Cattle
Date: 13 August 2015
Instructor: Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute
Participants: 15

Certified Course, Module 4  Planning of Infrastructure & Methodologies of Biological Monitoring
Date: 27-30 May 2015
Instructor: Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute

Workshop Making Goat & Cow Cheeses
Date: May 2015
Instructor: Dr. Carlos Peraza, Rancho La Serpentina

 

Certified Course, Module 3  Animal Grazing Management
Date: 20-22 March 2015
Instructor:
Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute

Field Practice Construction of Mountain Biking Trails
Date: 15 March 2015
Instructor: Shane Wilson, Trail Solutions, International Mountain Biking Association

Certified Course, Module 2  Management of Wealth Financial Planning
Date: 26-28 January 2015
Instructor:
Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute

Training Workshop Design & Construction of Sustainable Moutain Biking Trails
Date: December 2014
Instructor: Shane Wilson, Trail Solutions, International Mountain Biking Association

Certified Course, Module 1  Conceptual Framework for Decision-making, Principles & Holistic Management Practice
Date: 20-23 November 2014
Instructor: Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute

Workshop Trail Construction with Rock Walls & Dams
Date: 23 May 2014
Instructor: Shane Wilson, Trail Solutions, International Mountain Biking Association

Workshop  Soil Restoration, Theory & Field Practice
Date: 07 March 2014
Instructor: Aaron Esliman, Ranch Manager, and Flor Cassassuce, Water and Roads Consultant

Workshop Introduction to Holistic Ranch Management
Date: 25 February 2014
Instructor: Ivan Aguirre, LIVES Savory Hub, Rancho La Inmaculada, Savory Institute


Learn about some of our partner organizations using these links:

 

The three links below provide important hurricane information. We take our responsibility seriously to continually improve hurricane resilience on our ranches. Planning, preparing and being informed can make all the difference.

 
 

Ranching Activities

Learn about activities that are part of our working ranches by clicking on the following images:

Cheese Making

Gardening

Livestock Management

Beekeeping

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