Old Bisbee Firewise with Al Anderson and Ann Carl AND Bisbee Dark Skies with Bruce Syrett.
In this talk, Cameron Becker will discuss private land conservation in southeastern Arizona highlighting recent projects along the Whitewater Draw in Cochise County. Cameron is the Land Protection and Stewardship Manager at Arizona Land and Water Trust and studied natural resource management at the University of Arizona with a focus on rangeland ecology. Lily Christopher with Borderland Restoration Network will speak about their work to restore Emory Oak, Quercus emoryii, habitat in Smith Canyon near Patagonia, AZ.
Agave is an important bat food source in this grassland region that faces continued threats such as climate change, land development, and wild harvest of agaves for Bacanora production. Borderlands Restoration Network (BRN) is working on many aspects of the agave threats through partnerships with multiple organizations and volunteers including the National