Our Precious Prairies – March 10th
Imagine a meadow overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There’s black tailed deer grazing and meadow larks chirping and purple needlegrass wafting in the breeze. Waves pound on the beach below, and a comforting smell of wet grass hangs in the air. In addition to being stunningly charismatic, coastal prairies are one of the most significant ecosystems in California. These valuable areas, which contain perennial native bunchgrasses that sequester carbon, prevent erosion, increase groundwater retention, and provide essential habitat, are under siege by conifer encroachment, fire suppression, land use changes, and agricultural development. Join Hugh McGee and Veronica Yates of the Mattole Restoration Council as we explore the values, threats, and our restoration efforts to conserve these special and diminishing communities.
1) Click on the following link northcoastcnps.org
2) At the bottom of the yellow box near the top of the page, hit “CLICK HERE” even if the box isn’t advertising for this event. This will take you to a zoom registration page where you can select the appropriate time from the drop down menu labeled “Time.”
3) Select the appropriate time, fill out the information, and hit register.