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Our next meeting will be Monday, November 16, 2020, 7PM via Zoom.

Fire, grazing, and wintering bird communities in California oak woodlands

Despite wildfire being a major force for change in California's landscapes, there are many unanswered questions about how it affects wildlife. In particular, little is known about the impacts of these fires on birds and their habitat. Audubon California's Bobcat Ranch, located west of Winters, presented a fascinating natural laboratory to study the responses of birds and their winter habitat to two potential disturbances: wildfire and cattle grazing.

Dr. Frank Fogarty, a faculty member at Humboldt State University, will be presenting his research from 2016-2018 in the oak woodlands of Bobcat Ranch. His work focused on whether these potential disturbances affected both the presence of individual species and the total number of species across the Ranch. Given projections that the annual area burned in California will continue to increase in coming years, understanding the impact of fire on wildlife habitat is a priority for managing our important wildlife resources.
Dr. Frank Fogarty
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Meeting ID: 819 4873 3100 Passcode: 419401


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