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Seminars

The Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) strongly believes in assisting landowners and land managers in improving their land.  To this end, we offer seminars, workshops, and classes that benefit landowners and property managers that are in keeping with conservation planning and implementation.  Our seminars offer information regarding good land stewardship using conservation methods for water efficiency, planting with natives, and proper resource management.
 
Our partnerships with other organizations such as Nevada County Farm BureauCalifornia Farmlink, Bear Yuba Land TrustSierra Foothills Audubon Society, Nevada Irrigation District, PG&ENevada County FairgroundsMaster Gardeners, etc. demonstrate the common goal we have of educating local property owners to use best management practices to conserve the natural resources of Nevada County.
 
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Registration is required as there is a limit to how many people some sites can accommodate.
Attendees will be given the name and address of the venue when they register.

Donations to our non-profit speakers are appreciated.



Topic:  Monarch Conservation in the Central Sierramonarch butterfly purchased 082418 (1).jpg
Date:  Details pm
Location:  topics and dates are coming soon

Please join us and the Xerces Society to learn more about western monarchs, milkweed, and how you can get involved in current conservation efforts.  

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
 

 

 

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 Click here for more information or contact Anne at (530) 798-5529 and anne.solik@ncrcd.org
 
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Topic:  Northern California Batsbat_ok_to_use_hdm_pallid_bat.jpg
Date:  Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Speaker:  Corky Quirk
 
Our speaker will be Corky Quirk.  Corky is the founder of NorCal Bats and is an educator and wildlife rescuer/rehabilitator.  She puts on an excellent presentation including live, non-releasable, native bats as ambassadors.  Corky is committed to public education regarding the environmental benefits of bats and dispelling fears and myths that lead to the death of roosts and colonies.  Learn about these animals and their importance as insect control.
  

 
Topic:  Discover the Fun of Natural FibersFarm_Day_092415_160.JPG
Date:  Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Speaker:  Shan Kendall - Foothill Fibers Guild
 

Our speaker will be Shan Kendall, outreach coordinator of the Foothill Fibers Guild. A retired Waldorf teacher, Shan loves to educate and inspire both children and adults about the world of local fibers and how they can used to create beautiful clothing and useful items.  She will be bringing a picture presentation of local fibers; their production and preparation; and samples of local fibers, yarns, and beautiful creations made by fellow FFG members.  There will be a live demonstration of spinning, weaving, and natural fiber preparation. 


 
Topic:  Birds in BlackFarm_Day_092415_107.JPG
Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Speaker:  Janey Powers
 
Janey Powers has rehabilitated wildlife for more than 16 years.  She is a Gold Country Wildlife Rescue member, an Audubon Volunteer of the Year, a Nevada County Conservationist of the Year, and raises prize-winning, rainbow-hued eggs on her Hopeful Hill Ranch west of Nevada City.
 

In this seminar, Crows and Ravens are well-known for their intelligence which is similar to that of a three year old child.  They can problem solve, make and use tools, talk, and have been known to carry on conversations with humans!

This presentation will include a PowerPoint presentation on these amazing birds followed by an opportunity to meet both crows and ravens - plus - there will be some other birds in black" there as surprise visitors! 

DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!

 

 
Topic:  Beneficial Insects
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Date:  Thursday, June 20, 2018
Time:  6 pm to 8 pm
Speaker:  Bonnie Bradt
 
Bonnie, a UCCE Master Gardener has degrees from U.C. Davis in Zoology and Entomology.
 
Bees, ladybugs and nematodes are friends, not enemies of the garden. Learn more about these beneficial insects that help keep pests away.