NCRCD Monarch Conservation in the Central Sierra

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Monarch Conservation in the Central Sierra
Date:  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time:  9 am to 4:00 pm
Location:  Higgins Fire Station 23 

                 Grass Valley, CA 95949

Please join us along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, California Farm Bureau Federation, Master Gardeners of Nevada County, and the Xerces Society to learn more about western monarchs, milkweed, and how you can get involved in current conservation efforts.  The workshop will be broken into a classroom and field session.  We will begin with a morning classroom session at the Higgins Fire Station 23.  After that we will head to the Barhydt Ranch (0.5 miles from the fire station) for lunch and a field session where we will search milkweeds for adult and immature monarchs, and talk about habitat restoration practices.

Workshop topics will include:
1. Basics of the monarch life cycle and migration
2. Conservation status of western monarchs and reasons for their decline
3. How you can become involved in monarch conservation efforts, including citizen science

4. Opportunities to improve habitat on your land through programs with the NRCS and USFWS

There is a $15 fee for the course. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 40 people.

Lunch will be provided, but you may want to bring a lunch if you have specific dietary restrictions.

This is a FIELD WORKSHOP.  Please make sure to bring a camp chair, walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen. 


 Click here for more information or contact Anne at (530) 798-5529 and