Sacramento-Shasta Chapter hosts Natural Resources Symposium

The 9th Natural Resources Symposium (NRS) is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

The Sacramento-Shasta Chapter of TWS has put together a great slate of topics and speakers for the 9th Natural Resources Symposium. The event will take place at Casa Gardens, 2760 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, California. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and with programming running from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is included in the fee.

According to the chapter’s website, “This symposium is an opportunity for biologists and members of the Sacramento community to hear about policies, management, regulation, restoration, and conservation activities in the Sacramento-Shasta Chapter Area and to exchange information, ideas, results, and progress of their work on natural communities, wildlife, and plant species.”

Speakers include:

  • John Degregoria, USFWS – Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle and its Habitat
  • Andrew Trotter, Vice President West Coast Arborists – Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife Project; Developing Best Management Practices
  • Andrew Becker, Assemblymember McCarty’s office – A Newly Formed Lower American River Conservancy
  • David Wright, CDFW – Is It the Talus? Pikas and Climate – Temperature Patterns Within Refugial Microhabitat
  • Brooke Jacobs, CDFW – The Delta Conservation Framework
  • Katie Smith, UC Davis – Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
  • Jeff Alvarez, The WildlifeProject – Historic and Current Distribution of Gray Wolves in California
  • Laura Cockrell, CDFW – Summary of Survey Results for the Yellow-billed Cuckoo on the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
  • Julia Michaels, UC Davis – Livestock Grazing for Landscape Diversity in California Vernal Pools
  • Mike Cardwell, San Diego State University – Does Drought Really Drive Rattlesnakes into Yards in Search of Water? Not in these Populations
  • Katherine Howard, Point BluePoint Blue’s Watershed Initiative: Rewatering California One Ranch at a Time
  • Jacob Sivertson, CDFW – Invasion of Rattlebox on the Sacramento River
  • Tara Collins, Westervelt – Observations on how California’s Drought has affected California Tiger Salamander, Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp and Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp within Three Mitigation Banks in Merced, Solano and Butte Counties
  • Melinda Dorin Bradbury, Sacramento Shasta Chapter of TWS – Feral Cats in the Sacramento Region; How to develop a Chapter Policy to Address a Feral Cat Populationsacshasta_logo
  • Tina Emmett, Westervelt – Multibenefit Habitat Restoration of the Bullock Bend Mitigation Bank: Floodplain Reconnection for the Conservation of listed Salmonids

You can register onsite or use the chapter’s online registration form. If you’re not already a member, you can join the chapter during the registration process and save $10 (the cost of one year of membership) off your registration.

Click here to register today!

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