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Plumas Audubon Society announces its April events

Plumas Audubon Society has a number of events planned for April. All events are free, but donations are appreciated. For more information visit: http://www.plumasaudubon.org/events.html

Following are the planned events:

Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5948239658

Meeting ID: 594 823 9658

Speaker Program: “Framework for post-fire restoration in California’s National Forests” by Michelle Coppoletta

About the Presentation: Increasing extent and frequency of high severity wildfires and other large-scale disturbances pose a significant threat to California’s ecosystems. This is apparent in forest and shrubland landscapes, where departure from natural fire regimes may result in large-scale alteration of terrestrial ecosystems and deterioration in the services they provide. Based on these trends and a broader consideration of sustainability, there is a growing need for a comprehensive, science-based approach to post-fire management. We propose a framework to guide the development of post-fire restoration strategies on the national forests in California. The framework is founded on a set of guiding principles and a five-step process that leads to the development of a restoration portfolio containing a suite of potential postfire restoration actions. The restoration framework can inform future post-fire management, monitoring, and research in burned landscapes of California’s national forests.

About the Speaker: Michelle Coppoletta is currently an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service in the Sierra Cascade Province, which covers the Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas National Forests.

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Saturday, April 23,  9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Field Trip: Carolyn and Rick Roberti – Birding at the Roberti Ranch in Sierra Valley

Meet at the parking lot at the Intersection of Hwy 70 and A 23 4 miles east of Portola. You will caravan from there to the ranch site. The actual tour at the ranch will begin at 10:00. The tour will provide birding opportunities and information about Carolyn and Rick’s efforts to promote conservation and agriculture.

Sign up in advance as participants are given the tour on a private bus which is limited to 25 passengers. A waiver will also be required. Contact Jill Slocum at [email protected] to reserve a seat and obtain information about the waiver. Bring sunscreen, a hat, water, and a lunch if you would like to stay for a picnic at the end of the tour!

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Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.

Field Trip: “Birding and The Effects of The Dixie Fire on Well-Managed Private Lands” led by Bob Battagin

Meet at Young’s Market in Taylorsville and caravan to Bob’s land in Genesee.

The field trip will include birding in the forest on Bob’s property and also in the riparian corridor along Indian Creek if there is enough interest. Participants will have the opportunity to view the effects of the Dixie fire on a well-managed property. Bring binoculars, a hat and sunscreen! You may want to bring something to eat and drink if you would like to stay for the whole tour.

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