31 Oct Member Meeting – Jamie Ervin, Protecting Wilderness
January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UC CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
550 E Shaw Ave
Fresno CA 93710
Fresnans are lucky to live within a half day’s drive of some of America’s most iconic forest landscapes. In the Spring of 2018, conservationists including Audubon members will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure better protections for these wild places, and for the species that depend on them. Jamie Ervin, an organizer with Sierra Forest Legacy, will talk about current conservation efforts to protect wilderness, wildlife, and forest health on the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests through the upcoming forest plan revision. The Audubon presentation will include a particular focus on bird species that are impacted by forest management, including the black-backed woodpecker, California spotted owl, and Northern Goshawk.
Jamie works with the Sierra Forest Coalition to organize campaigns supporting conservation initiatives throughout the National Forests of the Central and Southern Sierra. His work involves engaging citizens, organizations, and communities in the forest planning process. Jamie holds a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, as a well as a Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. His graduate research focused on forest structure in old growth montane cove forests throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. Prior to graduate school, he worked with private landowners on land protection and stewardship projects with a land trust called Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in Asheville, NC.
We hope to see you on December 11 at 7:00 at UC Center, 550 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710.
We will have a no-host pre-dinner meeting at 5:00 with speaker Jamie Ervin at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, which is across the street from the UC Center at 715 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the dinner.