Swanton Pacific Ranch
Recognized for its high biodiversity and abundant resources, the Swanton Pacific Ranch provides a valuable opportunity to study the methods of resource conservation applied through sustainable management techniques.
This educational and research facility is owned by the Cal Poly Corporation and managed by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
Faculty, graduate students and undergraduates actively pursue research opportunities, utilizing the forest, range, and watershed resources within the ranch.
More About Swanton
The ranch hosts a variety of functions some of which include the production of certified natural beef, "U-pick" certified organic apples, hosting of professional meetings and workshops, and courses offered by the Department of Natural Resource Management.
Swanton Ranch History
The ranch was donated to the College in 1993 by the late Al Smith. A Cal Poly graduate and founder of Orchard Supply Hardware, Al had specific goals, “...that Swanton Pacific Ranch be maintained as a working ranch and used exclusively for agriculture, recreational, educational purposes”
2022 Internship Classes
Forest Stewardship Practices & Senior Project: Forest Stewardship
For students seeking practical, professional experience in sustainable natural resources management: Forestry, Biology, Hydrology, Environmental Studies, Soil Science, and more!
|NR S474 & NR S475||Forest Stewardship Practices & Senior Project: Forest Stewardship||12||6 Weeks||In-Person||Dr. Lilli Kaarakka||$2,170|
Please contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for the class and permission numbers required for enrollment. .
KEY REGISTRATION DATES FOR SWANTON PACIFIC RANCH INTERNSHIP
- Contact the instructor and they will provide you with the class number and a permission number
- Log into your Student Center at My Cal Poly Portal
- Under My Apps, select Student Center
- Click Enroll
- Enter the Class Number and click the Enter button
- Enter Permission Number and click the Next button
- Click Proceed To Step 2 or 3 button
- Click the Finish Enrolling button
Note that NR S474 and NR S475 are concurrent requirements per the Cal Poly Catalog. Enrollment in the courses must occur in the same transaction.
View the Add a Class Registration Demonstration
PAYING YOUR FEES
Class fees are due per the following schedule:
|Payment||Due Date||Amount (Total $2,170)|
|Non-Refundable Deposit||3 days after enrollment||$500|
To view posted fees, please login to your My Cal Poly Portal. The class fee does not include books, room and board, travel, or other personal expenses. Detailed payment instructions can be found on Extended Education Paying Fees.
DROPPING CLASSES AND REVERSAL OF FEES POLICY
Courses may be dropped via your Student Center through the add/drop date of June 29, 2022.
If you would like to withdraw after the add/drop date, please email email@example.com
Note that withdrawing from a class after June 29, 2022 will result in a ‘W’ grade.
Reversal Fee Policy
100% fee reversal if course is dropped 60 or more days prior to the first day of class
65% fee reversal if course is dropped 30 to 59 days prior to the first day of class
No fee reversal if course is dropped less than 30 days prior to the first day of class
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Extended Education with questions about registration, payment, or due dates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Financial Aid Office with financial aid questions at email@example.com.
For other program-related information, contact your instructor directly.