Managing Nature in Marin County
Balancing Biodiversity with Wildfire Protection, Fresh Drinking Water, and Cultural Resources
September 29, 2020, 1-3 pm
Moderator: Terri Thomas, Ecology Director, Environmental Forum of Marin
Natural beauty is at the core of Marin’s unique character, with public parks and open space lands making up more than 50% of the County. Many residents don’t realize that these lands are managed by different organizations with different--though often overlapping--objectives. These organizations work together and separately to protect the ecosystem, provide public access, prevent wildfires, protect the drinking water supply, and maintain cultural resources.
Once you understand how these organizations work, you’ll have more insight into the ways in which you can support and even influence them in stewarding Marin’s natural resources. This event gives you the “lay of the land” with speakers from all five of the organizations that manage the majority of Marin’s open spaces.
Come hear from them how they view their mission and how they’re responding to a changing natural and social environment. Speakers from the Golden Gate Conservancy, Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County Parks, California State Parks, and Point Reyes National Seashore will talk about their organizations and issues they’re facing today, including:
Managing natural resources and biodiversity across land management agency boundaries
Preserving ecologic systems while reducing fire risk
Ensuring healthy working watersheds through green infrastructure
Balancing natural ecosystems and cultural working landscapes
Cyndy Shafer, Senior Environmental Science, Bay Area District, California
Ben Becker, Chief Scientist and Marine Ecologist, Point Reyes National Seashore
Join this one class or sign up for the entire Forum 2020 series. The choice is yours!
$20 members/$25 non-members per class
As a nonprofit, we charge just enough to cover our costs. However, full time students and those who can not afford the fees may attend free of charge. Choose the “donated tickets” option at check out and our scholarship funds will cover your ticket.
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