Lecture focuses on greater sage-grouse
Join members of the Redwood Region Audubon Society on March 13 for a program titled “Restoration Planning for Greater SageGrouse Populations” with Beth Fitzpatrick.
The greater sage-grouse is the largest grouse in North America, she said, and has been in decline across the West, losing roughly half its historic range since European settlement. However, the species was removed from the candidate list for federal Endangered Species Act protection due to conservation and management efforts.
Fitzpatrick is an ornithologist, spatial ecologist and lecturer at Humboldt State University. Her classes include spatial ecology, population ecology and the principles of wildlife management. She will share her work assessing landscape characteristics on breeding site distribution and functional connectivity, which are crucial elements of sustaining genetic diversity in rare and endangered species.
Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata.
Bring a mug for shadegrown coffee and come fragrance-free.
Pictured are two male sage-grouse fighting.