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Training

Big Basin: Why Management Matters in Old Growth and for Marbled Murrelet

Date

Monday, August 2, 2010
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Big Basin State Park Headquarters
Boulder Creek
Lunch will not be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Contact

Grey Hayes
ghayes@ucsc.edu
(831) 728-8050

Sponsors

Description

See also: Protected Lands Management, Habitat Restoration

We explore the connection between protected areas management and biodiversity in the old growth coast redwood system at California's first State Park.  Presentations by and participant interview of State Parks Ecologist Portia Halbert reveals management-biodiversity connections with an endangered sea bird- marbled murrelet.  We build on course material about reserve design and threats to natural resources to answer such questions as:  

Is Big Basin State Park well designed to support the biological diversity targeted with its original acquisition?

What are conservation targets within Big Basin State Park?

What are the threats to these targets?

Is natural resource management targeting the root causes of the threats?

The class will explore new ground in this class by exploring monitoring and policy.  Two questions pertain to this:

How does State Parks monitor the success of their management practices?

What policies compel State Parks to expend resources on natural resource management?

 

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Corvid response to human settlements and campgrounds: Causes, consequences, and challenges for conservation
PDF, 414KB
John M. Marzluff and Erik Neatherlin
Biological Conservation 130 (2006) 301-314
2006
OTHER INFORMATION
Big Basin General Plan and Draft EIR
PDF, 11MB
CDPR 2012

Links

Big Basin State Park
http://www.bigbasin.org/

California Public Resources Code Governing State Parks
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=prc&group=05001-06000&file=5001-5019.5

Coast Redwoods
http://www.savetheredwoods.org/education/coastredwood.shtml

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org