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The mission of the Ventura Audubon Society is to promote at the local level, by education and action, the protection and restoration of bird populations and wildlife habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biodiversity.
JANUARY MONTHLY PROGRAM
Topic: A BURNING ISSUE: SPOTTED OWLS AND WILDFIRE
Speaker: Gavin Jones
Date/Time: January 11, 2022; 7 PM PDT
Program Summary: How have recent megafires impacted California spotted owls? And what can be done to conserve spotted owls in as fires become more severe in a changing climate? These questions and others will be tackled in an upcoming talk by Dr. Gavin Jones, a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service – Rocky Mountain Research Station. We’ll learn about the ecology of spotted owls, the history of conflict surrounding management of their habitat, and a new conservation conflict involving wildfire, forest restoration, and spotted owl conservation. Dr. Jones will cover recent scientific evidence that will inform long-term conservation of the California spotted owl and restoration of fire-suppressed dry forests. Join us!