SFAS General Meeting, Presentation: Burrowing Owl Monitoring Study

Steve Rose

December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Attend either in person at Madelyn Helling Library , Nevada City (doors will open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00) or attend via Zoom in the comfort of your own home.

Burrowing Owls have been extirpated from much of California and nearly eradicated from Placer County. In collaboration with Ed Pandofino, ECORP Consulting, and Placer Land Trust (PLT), Jessup University’s Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment spearheaded a Burrowing Owl study to install and monitor above-ground burrows for use by Burrowing Owls. This study takes place on land managed by PLT where the last known breeding population of Burrowing Owls occurs in Placer County, and was supported by a scientific grant from SFAS. Topics will include the results of the study since its initiation, what can be gleaned from the study data and how it is being used to inform local conservation efforts, and what are the next steps for the study. Additionally, Jessup student Christian Taylor will provide impressions from his experience as a monitor.

Doors open at 6:30; meeting starts at 7:00. Masks are optional but highly recommended. Check the SFAS website and Facebook page for last-minute updates or call Program Chair Theresa Thomas 530-264-6742. Members who are on our SFAS email list will receive a Zoom link the week before the meeting. If you would like to get on our email list, please go to our website, sierrafoothillsaudubon.org, click on ABOUT and then CONTACT US.