On April 18, UC Davis research ecologist Melanie Truan will speak at the Yolo Audubon meeting on the topic of avian conservation in the Central Valley.
California’s agriculturally-dominated Central Valley is one of the most altered landscapes in North America and remains vulnerable to strong economic and population growth pressures that impact bird and wildlife populations. Yet, despite these pressures, the Central Valley provides some of the most important bird habitat in North America, and as part of the Pacific Flyway, hosts one of the largest concentrations of migratory birds in the world. Dr. Truan will discuss some of the integrated research initiatives underway to better understand the ecology of these altered landscapes as well as ongoing efforts to protect, restore, and enhance habitat for the benefit of wildlife and humans alike.
The Yolo Audubon meeting will be held at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis, from 7:30 to 9 pm on April 18th. The meeting is open to the public, and people are invited to arrive at 7 pm for conversation and refreshments.