The Bay Area is known for many things including its active scientific community and the 1 million plus acres of parks, trails, farms, ranches and open spaces (not to mention two exciting baseball teams, one of whom is hot right now!).
Throughout the region there are scientists applying their research to on-the-ground (or in-the-marsh or on-the-ranch or in-the-tree) projects. The result is better decisions, innovative techniques and stronger partnerships. How did these partnerships form? How are the scientists involved? What are the keys to a successful partnership between science and land management? What funding is available?
Join us for our Harvest Gathering on November 15 from 10am-1pm to learn about the following projects:
- Sudden Oak Death on the Peninsula with Cindy Roessler of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Ted Swiecki of Phytosphere Research
- Sears Point Wetlands and Watersheds in Sonoma County with Julian Meisler of the Sonoma Land Trust and John Vollmar of Vollmar Consulting
- Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan with Stu Weiss of Creekside Center for Earth Observation and Matt Freeman of the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
- Research Grant Program of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District with Kirk Lenington
The panel will be moderated by Sasha Gennet of The Nature Conservancy.
The Gathering will be held on November 15, 2012 from 10am-1pm at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. The program will be from 10am-12pm and a free (!) and delicious lunch will be served at 12pm. There will be plenty of time for networking.
The playoffs will be over by then, but there might be some orange and black somewhere in the room. Baseball fans of all kinds and baseball atheists are welcome.
Photo by Lech Naumovich