Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 31, 2022

Channel Islands Restoration Events

from Channel Island Restoration

For the month of April, Channel Islands Restoration is offering educational events including walks, talks, and more to celebrate Earth Day
(officially April 22) and show our support for environmental protection.
Grassland Ecology Tour | Nature & Geology Walks | Natural History Hike
Events Start This Weekend, April 2nd & April 3rd

This talk will focus on the co-evolution of grass and
grazing animals, and the importance of grasslands as an ecosystem worldwide.
Native grasslands once were almost half of the land area of the contiguous 48 states; now most of the remaining grassland is seriously degraded.
Guide Cindy Kimmick has been a board member of CIR for 15 years and an L.A. Zoo docent for 30 years, specializing in hoofed mammals and plant/animal interactions. She traveled to Mongolia to study Eurasian grasslands and the reintroduction of Przewalski’s horse.
April 3rd: Nature Tour with Scott Orlosky
This walk will focus on the interconnectedness of the grasslands with geology, the animals, and the natural, seasonal rhythms of the San Marcos Foothills.
Guide Scott Orlosky has been a long-time supporter of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve and an active contributor of time and effort that helped save this beautiful area from development.
His weekly reports have helped shape CIR’s management plan, and he is a key volunteer assisting with the San Marcos Foothills docent program.

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