Workshop: Searching for Gold Spot: The Wild after Wildfire
$8 Adult; $5 Youth
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop is at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)
Forests that have experienced fire are vibrant, dazzling, and full of life. While searching for the rare Black-backed Woodpeckers, which rely on these burned forests, biologists encounter a plethora of other wildlife such as deer, black bears, bobcats, sapsuckers, bluebirds, wrens, and raptors, including nesting Northern Goshawks and Spotted Owls and their chicks. The Black-backed Woodpeckers have recently been petitioned for special status species listing (threatened or endangered). Come enjoy this film's short journey of wonder and discovery.
Maya Khosla has written Web of Water (nonfiction) and Keel Bone (poems). She has won writing awards from Bear Star Press (poetry) and Flyway Journal (nonfiction). Awards from Sacramento Audubon, Patagonia, Save Our Seas, and other foundations have supported her screenwriting efforts devoted to climate change impacts on sea turtles and wildfires across the American West. She has written for Shifting Undercurrents and Village of Dust, City of Water, award-winning documentary films. Searching for the Gold Spot is her first experience directing a documentary film. Essays related to the wildfire issue have been published in YES Magazine and Nature Writing.
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