24. Upper Feather River Region Conservation Presentations
Saturday, August 25, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
24. UPPER FEATHER RIVER REGION CONSERVATION PRESENTATIONS
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25. Limited to 50 participants.
Meet at 6:45 PMat Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center).
Activity level 1
DESCRIPTION: Come learn about conservation efforts in the upper Feather River Region. From the return of Maidu ancestral land to its original stewards, to the birds of Lake Almanor, to the endemic Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, to saving the wild lands of the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades, and saving our working lands for people and biodiversity, five local professionals will share their work with conservation in various areas of the upper Feather River Region.
SPEAKERS: LORENA GORBET (Maidu Summit Consortium and Conservancy), COLIN DILLINGHAM (Plumas National Forest), DARLA DERUITER (Friends of Plumas Wilderness), RYAN BURNETT (Point Blue), SHELTON DOUTHIT (Feather River Land Trust):
LORENA GORBET is a 72 year old Maidu Elder who has worked with Maidu non-profit organizations and tribes for the last 40 years. She helped coordinate the Maidu Stewardship Project near Greenville from 2004 until 2014 and is currently the Maidu Cultural and Development Group representative on the Maidu Summit Consortium Board of Directors. She is also a basket weaver and does beautiful native beadwork.
COLIN DILLINGHAM is a Wildlife Biologist on the Plumas National Forest. Based out of Quincy he says, “I've enjoyed birding around the world, but call Plumas County home for the past 17 years. I've explored almost every corner of the county, [but] my single favorite Plumas County spot [is] the mouth of the Feather River at Lake Almanor.”
DARLA DERUITERis Secretary for Friends of Plumas Wilderness, and is Professor of Environmental Studies and Outdoor Recreation Leadership at Feather River College. She has lived in Plumas County since 2004 after living for more than 30 years in Colorado. She is a board member of Plumas Audubon Society, and leads Plumas Earth Days and FRC’s Sustainability Action Team. Darla and her husband Darrel Jury enjoy hiking, backpacking, sea kayaking, backcountry skiing, rafting, mountain biking, yoga and naturalist studies.
RYAN BURNETT is the Sierra Nevada Director for Point Blue Conservation Science (founded as the Point Reyes Bird Observatory). He has nearly two decades of experience designing, leading, and publishing findings from avian ecology and conservation research across the Sierra Nevada. He lives in the Almanor Basin with his wife and children and has been keeping tabs on the Almanor Basin avifauna for the past 19 years.
SHELTON DOUTHIT is the Executive Director of the Feather River Land Trust (FRLT). He has been working in the land conservation field for the past twenty-nine years and played many roles in the land trust movement. His specialty has been land acquisition and due diligence, and he has assisted nonprofit land trusts and public agencies nation-wide to complete a wide variety of land conservation transactions.Shelton was honored to join FRLT in 2016 and carry on the land saving mission Paul Hardy and a dedicated band of volunteers initiated 18 years ago.
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.