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Field Trip: Llano Seco Rancho -- Farms, Water, & Wildlife

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat

Description

Farming operations and managed wildlife areas at Llano Seco Rancho rely on a water delivery system that draws from the Sacramento River, Butte Creek, and the Feather River. On this tour you will see and learn about the ranch water delivery system that has been in use for over 100 years. Tour guides, John Hunt and Paul Kirk, are local ecologists who have been involved in wildlife studies, habitat restoration, and resource management at the ranch for over 15 years. You will walk along the valley oak woodlands, savannas, and freshwater marshes associated with Angel Slough and the water delivery system. Dress warmly and be sure to bring your binoculars, as these habitats will provide ample opportunity to see wintering waterfowl, including Sandhill Cranes and other migratory birds.

Field Trip Leaders

Paul Kirk

Paul Kirk is the Executive Director for the Northern California Regional Land Trust and has worked in natural resource management since receiving a Masterís Degree in Botany in 2003. Paul taught in public schools for 12 years prior to this and science education was a core part of his curriculum.

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John W. Hunt

John Hunt has worked as a natural resources professional and project manager for more than 16 years. He is a wildlife biologist and botanist with a Master's Degree in Biology and certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). John is the Conservation Director of the Northern California Regional Land Trust.

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