Brown Bag Seminar: Conservation and Restoration in Southeast Arizona Borderlands
Featuring Cameron Becker & Lily Christopher
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.
Since the fall of 2019, Borderlands Restoration Network has been working to restore Emory Oak, Quercus emoryii, habitat in Smith Canyon near Patagonia, AZ. These trees are a critical part of the southwest ecosystems and currently under compounding human and environmental pressures. By restoring 250 acres of Emory Oak habitat, the preservation of forestland connectivity is improved in over 1.75 million acres of national forest land. This will work to rebuild and maintain woodland corridors for wildlife use in an eco-region with the highest density of threatened and endangered species in the US.
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Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82887254118