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Free Events: It's All About Habitat - Field Trip Included!

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)


Come hear some of the highlights of the past and present projects of the California Conservation Corps (CCC). The contributions of the staff and these young men and women benefit our state and local area by protecting and restoring the environment every day they go to work. Then we’ll drive to the Howard Slough Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife area for a walk through various kinds of habitats. Restoration of this area by the CCC’s is considered one of the finest wetland complexes in North America with a network of sloughs, channels and oak woodlands. In addition to the usual wetland waterfowl, we’ll look for riparian and woodland species, including raptors.


Keith Welch

Keith Welch is the Conservation Supervisor for the California Conservation Corps Chico Satellite, running the 3 crew operation since 2004. He has been employed with the CCC for over 33 years serving across the State in many capacities. Keith earned his Master’s Degree in Organization and Administration of Environmental and Outdoor Education Programs from George Williams College, Downers Grove, Ill in 1978. Keith has lived in Magalia, CA since 1992 with his wife Martha and their 4 children.

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