$35 Adult; $25 Youth
Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet at Lundberg Family Farms (Map)
Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking
Join Lundberg Family Farms for a mapped bird tour of working lands including private viewing/photography points not normally accessible to the public, followed by a reception at the Lundberg headquarters featuring speakers from Audubon's Conservation Ranching Program, Center for Land-Based Learning, and Sand Point Wine who will present on creating and supporting habitat for birds across California.
Your registration includes the viewing area map (driving tour with walking options at selected stops) and the reception including a glass of wine/beer, snacks, speakers, and live music. A no-host bar and food truck featuring bird-friendly selections will also be available at this kick off to the festival weekend that will benefit the Center for Land Based Learning. For those interested in a guided tour hosted by Audubon, please arrive at the tractor in front Lundberg's ready to caravan at 2 pm, otherwise you may use the map to view at your leisure between 2 pm - 5 pm.
The reception will begin at 5 pm.
Space is limited.
Jessica Lundberg is a member of the Lundberg family's third generation and is a current member of the Board of Directors. She has worked at the company for 20+ years with her last role as a Vice President in the company, overseeing Human Resources, sustainability initiatives, business planning, and the Seed and Field Research Nursery departments. She has also overseen Quality Assurance, Safety, Administrative Support, and worked on projects constructing the administrative office, designing and building the greenhouse complex, installation of facility solar arrays, and identifying organic alternatives for pest management. A pre-med student in college, Jessica's interests in science, business, ecology and agriculture inevitably drew her back to the farm, where in addition to organic rice, she cultivates the bedrock values of respecting the land, building for the future while honoring tradition, and producing the highest quality products. She holds a degree in Biology with a certificate in Plant Breeding and serves on multiple industry committees for rice, agriculture, and organic products. In addition, she is owner and managing partner of an organic farming enterprise with her siblings and serves as a member on the Board for the Center for Land Based Learning
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Ecologist Jeanne Wirka is an ecologist, field instructor and nature writer with over 25 years of experience in conservation science, ecological restoration and environmental education. She is currently heading up CLBL's new Farm and Climate Program to develop model sites and a training program to assist growers in determining how best to sequester more atmospheric carbon on farms and ranches. As the project ecologist for Audubon-
California's Landowner Stewardship program from 1998-2005, she partnered with CLBL youth programs on habitat restoration projects on farms and ranches in Yolo County. As the resident biologist at Sonoma County's Bouverie Preserve from 2005-2018, she taught field courses in plant ecology, wildflower identification, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fungi, fire ecology and ecological principles. As an ecological consultant in 2018 to 2021, she coordinated a multi-agency partnership to increase the pace and scale of prescribed burning and fuel reduction in Sonoma County. She has a master's degree in Ecology from U.C. Davis and a B.A. from Harvard University.
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Matt Allshouse came to Audubon California from Wyoming and has been the Conservation Ranching Program Manager for over 3 years. As a rangeland ecologist, he has 15 years of experience associated with agriculture, land policy, management, and science. Previously, Matt served as Ranch Manager for Antelope Springs Land and Cattle in Wyoming, as a Biologist for the Peregrine Fund in Belize and Guatemala directing conservation field research, and as Ecologist with the consulting firm Trihydro Corporation focusing on restoration ecology. Matt has a passion for both wild places and working lands and brings his binoculars everywhere he goes.
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Ian Souza-Cole is a Senior Coordinator for Working Lands with Audubon California. His work with Audubon focuses on implementing alternative management practices of Central Valley wetlands and agricultural operations to provide multiple benefits for people and birds. He also is involved with Audubon's Tricolored Blackbird conservation efforts. Ian joined Audubon last year after completing his Master's at the University of Illinois. Originally from Woodland, Ian has long been interested in conserving wildlife in the Central Valley and worked for two years as a biological technician in the region.
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