registration, fees & lodging


The total cost including registration, course materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), and continuing education credit from the University of California is an excellent value at only $2,050 inclusive for the week when registered before May 31st, and $2200 thereafter.  Onsite lodging is available for an additional $30 per night.  Payment by check is encouraged. Credit card charges will incur an additional 5% fee (see registration details below).


To sign up for the course, please complete the following steps.

The 2014 course is now full.  You can fill out the registration form below to be added to the wait list, or contact us for more information

1.  Complete the online registration form.

2.  Mail check made out to “UC Regents” to:

Zan Rubin/Sue Retta
River Restoration
Dept of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
202 Wurster Hall
University of California
Berkeley CA 94720-2000

Or to pay by credit card, please fill out the online credit card payment form

A confirmed spot in the class requires an application with a full payment, an organization purchase order or a letter of commitment from your organization.  We will email you to confirm your place in the course as soon as we receive your registration form and payment.

Lodging Options

The California course, now in its 19th successful year, is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, 15 mi north of Lake Tahoe, and 45 minutes from the Reno airport. The station combines a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and teaching facilities, free wireless internet, and excellent meals.  For those flying to Reno we will offer a pickup from the airport at 6pm on Sun, August 17.  We can drop you off at the airport at 5:15pm on Fri, August 22.

Sagehen Creek is steps away from the teaching facilities, and provides an excellent on-site laboratory to illustrate many of the concepts taught in the course. Participants can stay on-site or commute from hotels in Truckee (15 minutes).

Lodging at the field station costs $30/night per person, which entitles you to a bunk bed in a cabin with 6-8 beds, and clean, updated bathroom facilities. You can stay in the bunk bed in the cabin or pitch your tent outside on the station grounds (and use the bunk to store gear if you wish). Either way: bring your own towel, pillowcase, and sleeping bag. Sagehen does not provide linens or blankets. If you are staying in the cabin, also bring a bottom sheet. If you are bringing a tent, bring a pad.  Cellphones do not work at the field station, but wireless internet is available via a reliable T-1 line.

sagehen cabins

sagehen cabins