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Workshop: The Surprising Benefit of Wildfires -- Wildlife Nurseries

$8 Adult; $5 Youth

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop is at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)


Severely burned conifer forests are one of the most productive and critical habitats for California birds and wildlife, comparable or better than even late-succession or "old growth" forest. Large, dense patches of standing dead trees are preferred by a host of plants, insects, mammals, and birds such as Black-backed Woodpeckers and Spotted Owls. Surprisingly, that includes even many of our most threatened and endangered species. Come find out more about why so many species of wildlife choose burned areas to raise their young.


Christy Sherr

Christy Sherr is a retired National and State Park Ranger, currently working as a field biologist and Education Coordinator for the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute. She is a past president of the Sierra Foothills Audubon Chapter, and is proud that her ten year old daughter became a birder in a burned forest! christysherr@johnmuirproject.org www.johnmuirproject.org

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