Fall Meeting – November 14, 2023

We had a great fall meeting in Clayton and Port Costa on November 14, 2023! Our topic for this meeting was After the Burn: Post-Fire Monitoring, Grazing Management, and Restoration. We had talks from East Bay Regional Park District, Nomad Ecology, Wildlife Ecology & Consulting, and Round Valley Regional Park’s grazing tenant. Following the meeting at 5:00pm we had an auction and social with dinner at The Warehouse Cafe in Port Costa. View some pictures from the day below!

AGENDA

9:00 AM – Meet at Round Valley Regional Preserve – 19450 Marsh Creek Rd. Brentwood, CA 94513
9:15 – 9:25 AM – Welcoming Remarks – Allison Rofe, EBPRD Rangeland Specialist
9:30 – 9:50 AM – Drive from staging area to the burn site on backside of Round Valley
9:55 – 10:20 AM – Heath Bartosh, Nomad Ecology Founder and Principal Botanist
10:20 – 10:45 AM – Peter Hopkinson, EBRPD Vegetation Ecologist – Post-fire vegetation monitoring after the SCU Lightning Complex fire
10:45 – 11:10 AM – Sue Townsend, Wildlife Ecology & Consulting – Post-fire monitoring for mammals and birds: what is it and why is it important?
11:10 – 11:30 AM – Duane Martin Jr., Round Valley Grazing Tenant, Rancher Response
11:30 – 11:45 AM – Allison Rofe, EBPRD Rangeland Specialist, Management challenges
11:45 – 12:10 PM – head back to Round Valley Regional Preserve staging area
12:15 PM – lunch
12:45 – 1:30 PM – Drive to Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline – Bull Valley Staging Area, 166 Carquinez Scenic Dr. Crockett, CA 94525
1:45 – 2:00 PM – Walk to Scenic Fire Burn Area
2:00 – 3:00 PM – Rose Samuelson, EBRPD Ecologist and Kristen Vam Dam, Ecological Services Coordinator – Eucalyptus removal and Restoration Efforts post Scenic Fire
3:00 – 3:20 PM – Steve Keller, EBRPD Fuels Reduction Coordinator – Prescribed grazing and interim efforts to reduce fuel loads
3:20 – 3:45 PM – Allison Rofe, EBPRD Rangeland Specialist – Livestock operation challenges post fire
3:45 – 4:00 PM Walk back to Bull Valley Staging Area
5 – 8 PM – Cal – Pac SRM Social and Auction at the Warehouse Cafe, 5 Canyon Lake Dr. Port Costa, CA 94569

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