Join Christy Sherr and spend a day as a Field Biologist in the Rim Fire on a “Virtual” field trip! Mixed intensity fires and native beetles create some of the most productive and critical habitats for California birds and wildlife, comparable or better than even late-succession or “old growth” forest. Large, dense patches of standing dead trees are preferred by a host of plants, insects, mammals, and birds such as Black-backed Woodpeckers. Surprisingly, that includes even many of our most threatened and endangered species such as spotted owls and pacific fishers. Come explore the unique beauty of this extremely important habitat and find out why so many wildlife species benefit from conditions created by beetles and fire.
In addition, Monica Bond will present the latest published research about effects of wildfire and post-fire logging on Spotted Owls, and discuss… Continue reading