We cordially invite you to attend a presentation by Daniel Airola, on the importance of Valley Oaks to migratory songbirds in Sacramento's urban forest.
Dan will be providing results and implications of a study evaluating the importance of valley oaks to songbirds that travel through Sacramento's urban forest during their spring and fall migration. Hear the dramatic results as they pertain to the valley oak and its importance to migrants in the urban forest.
***Please bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during this presentation***
More about our speaker:
Dan Airola has a BS in Biology and an MS in Wildland Resource Management with a Wildlife Biology emphsis from U. C. Berkeley. He has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the US Forest Service and in private consulting in Northern California for 32 years. He currently serves as President of Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, a firm that conducts studies and planning on water resource issues.
In addition to extensive work in conservation planning and environmental compliance, Dan has developed an extensive, self-funded research and conservation program on birds in the urban Sacramento Area. His projects include a 14-year project on the remnant Sacramento nesting population of the Purple Martin, a state species of special concern. He also studied dynamics of a Turkey Vulture roost in urban Sacramento and effects of West Nile virus on susceptible bird species. Dan also is the editor of the Central Valley Bird Club Bulletin, which publishes papers on bird status, distribution, ecology, and conservation.
Dan's coauthor is Dr. Steven Greco, Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis. Steve has a strong interest in urban ecology and the role of urban habitats in maintaining biodiversity.