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NCC: Surprising Benefits of Beetles and Wildfires

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Sep 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
NCC Campus N12 (Multipurpose Center)
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Free and open to the public
Jason Giuliani,, (530) 274-5275

Science Series: Christy Sherr, field biologist, Education Coordinator, John Muir Project Earth Island Institute.

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The Nevada County Campus Sierra Science Series presents Christy Cherr, a field biologist and Education Coordinator for the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute. Sherr will talk about The surprising benefits of beetles and wildfires. The presentation will be held on Tuesday evening, September 12th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12. Come early and enjoy a meet-and-greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm.

Mixed intensity fires and native beetles create some of the most productive and critical habitats for California birds and wildlife, comparable or better than even late-succession or "old growth" forest.  Large, dense patches of standing dead trees are preferred by a host of plants, insects, mammals, and birds, including even many of our most threatened and endangered species such as spotted owls and pacific fishers. Come explore the unique beauty of this extremely important habitat and find out why so many wildlife species benefit from conditions created by beetles and fire.

 About our Presenter:

Christy Sherr is a retired National and State Park Ranger, currently working as a field biologist and Education Coordinator for the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute. She is a past president of the Sierra Foothills Audubon Chapter, and watched her eleven year old daughter became a birder in a burned forest!

This presentation is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Parking is $3 on campus and permits can be purchased at the kiosk machine at the main entrance to the campus. For more information about this presentation and others in this series, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani at:

Sponsored by: Sierra College Science Department

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