We are honored to be working with the exceptionally talented Bay Area Open Space Council staff on a meeting that features a wide variety of talented organizations that have unique perspectives to bring to stewardship of our Bay Area lands. Lech Naumovich from Golden Hour Restoration Institute will be moderating the discussion.
Our goal is to link together a more complete story about land stewardship – from habitat preserves to first peoples to dinner tables, thoughtful human hands on a landscape have created one of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the world.
Here’s the text from the BAOSC webpage:
|Almost Spring Gathering||Thursday, Mar 20, 2014|
|David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA
|Stewardship PaloozaThere’s a thrill to acquiring land to be conserved in perpetuity. Working with a land owner to buy a property for conservation – whether for public use, mitigation or some kind of easement – involves deal making, time-pressured fundraising, and in some cases, press and publicity. There are acres, dollars, species and impacts to count, all of which make the acquisition measurable and rewarding.
Then what? The land needs to managed and stewarded… and it’s not as boring as that may sound. There are streams to rehabilitate, school groups to involve, histories to understand, and relationships to build. From large properties to day-lit urban creeks, rural landscapes to city parks, we need to collectively take care of the 1.3 million acres that we have protected in our 10 counties. Active and adaptive stewardship is critical and increasingly will be the focus of land conservation efforts in the Bay Area.
Join us for a Stewardship-Palooza on March 20, 2014 to see the thrilling side of managing the land. We will learn from and interact with a host of innovative and exciting projects including projects from:
Facilitated by Lech Naumovich, Executive Director of Golden Hour Restoration Institute, this Gathering will be more exploratorium than lecture with hands on exhibits and facilitated conversations. Who knows, maybe there will even be endangered species!
The Stewardship-Palooza will be held on March 20, 2014 from 10am-1pm at the Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. The program will run from 10am-12pm. A delicious lunch will be served at 12pm with plenty of time for talking with colleagues.
We are sold out! Tickets will not be available at the door. Click here to join the waitlist.
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