Thursday, October 20, 2011

Faculty Social with Pike Oliver: Center for Natural Lands Management

Friday October 21, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Sibley 115

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Rebecca Baran-Reese
Join a talk with Pike Oliver as he presents his work with the Center for Natural Lands Management—a California-based not for profit that manages nearly 70,000 acres of habitat preserves in California and Washington State.  This includes 70 preserves, ranging from one to thousands of acres. Their projects are found in desert and coastal sand dunes, desert palm oases, coastal sage scrub, vernal pools, marshland, grassland, and riparian forest habitats.

Management at these very different spatial and ecological scales has required them to implement a broad range of tools to insure critical resources are protected. Those tools include: endangered species monitoring and enhancement, prescriptive burn programs, grazing, trespass control, invasive exotic species control, environmental education, passive public recreation, and interagency and research coordination.