Event Venue: The Lancaster Columbus Club, Knights of Columbus, 719 West Avenue M, Lancaster, CA 93534
The DTPC’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at The Lancaster Columbus Club, Knights of Columbus, 719 West Avenue M, Lancaster, CA 93534. The afternoon Annual Meeting will feature a review of the Committee’s ongoing programs and activities and plans for 2018. Speakers from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will provide updates on important activities throughout southern California. The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Phil Leitner, the world’s foremost expert on the rare and threatened Mohave ground squirrel, who will present an update on its current status. (For accommodations, Comfort Inn and Suites at 1825 W Avenue J12, Lancaster, CA 93534 Ph:831-624-3790 will give a 15% discount; simply mention that you are with the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee.)
Last year, the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee attended the WCN expo for the first time. This expo brings together dozens of global conservation organizations as well as visitors from all of the state and county to present and discuss conservations actions throughout the world. The expo allowed us to broaden the geographic scope of our on-site outreach and to teach Bay area locals about conservation that is happening right in their own state. The expo received over a thousand attendees and our booth gained a lot of attention from visitors who unfortunately were not aware of the plight of the desert tortoise.
This year we will once again attend the expo, exhibiting the threats to the desert ecosystem and how we are working to mitigate them. If you are interested in attending this exciting event, visit https://wildnet.org/events/2017-wildlife-conservation-expo for ticket and venue information and come say hello at our booth!
Event Venue: Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area
Join us on Saturday, March 18th, for our annual Spring Work Party. This event is to help the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee with much-needed stewardship to continue the maintenance and management of the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area and its expansion areas. In particular, we will be focusing on attaching boundary signs and object markers to the new fence line in the Eastern Expansion Areas. This work will help to ensure that the public knows the land is private and trespassing is illegal.
Volunteers under the age of 18 are allowed, however must be supervised by an adult.
To RSVP, please call 951-683-3872 or email Jill Estrada at email@example.com.