2019 Annual Meeting Luncheon

Event Start Date:
January 19, 2019
Event End Date:
January 19, 2019
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 19, 2019 at The Lancaster Columbus Club, Knights of Columbus, 719 West Avenue M, Lancaster, CA The afternoon Annual Meeting will feature a review of the Committee’s ongoing programs and activities, and plans for 2019. Speakers from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will provide updates on important activities throughout southern California. The luncheon guest speaker will be Dr. Jim Andre. Serving as Director of
the University of California’s Granite Mountains Desert Research Center since 1994, Jim’s academic training is in plant ecology, taxonomy, and rare plant population biology. With 35 years of experience conducting floristic studies throughout the desert southwest, Jim has contributed 45,000 herbarium specimens and discovered and published many new species to science. He is author of A Flora of the Mojave National Preserve, a book project, A Flora of San Bernardino County Desert Region (in press), and is currently working on a Flora of the Mojave Desert spanning four states, a lifelong endeavor. Jim has been a strong advocate for native plant conservation, and serves as the Senior Advisor to the California Native Plant Society’s Rare Plant Program. Dr. Andre will present the following program:

 

“Recent Plant Discoveries in the California Desert Shed Light on Human Ignorance”
Commonly portrayed as barren and lifeless, the vast region of California’s desert is exceedingly rich in plant species. Surprisingly, the flora also represents a major hotbed for taxonomic discovery in the United States. Even conservative estimates predict that 15% of the flora remains undescribed today, and that many new species discoveries will continue into the next century. In this presentation I will provide an overview of botanical exploration in the California Deserts, highlighting recent taxonomic discoveries. With accelerated rates of new species discoveries throughout the desert southwest amid looming large-scale impacts, I stress the urgent need for additional botanical inventory and public lands conservation in a region that represents one of the last remaining floristic frontiers on planet earth.

ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM
Doors Open 11:00am
Buffet Luncheon 11:45am
Annual Meeting 12:30pm to 2:45pm
To RSVP please mail in the following information or use the registration form below

$_______ Luncheon Reservation ($45.00 per person)
$_______ Optional tax-deductible donation
$_______ Total of my enclosed check
Please RSVP by January 14, 2019

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Make check payable to: DTPC, 4067 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501

Note: We are always looking for exciting items to add to our raffle table for the end of the meeting. All proceeds from the raffle help to fund our conservation programs.


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Wildlife Conservation Network Expo

Event Start Date:
October 13, 2018
Event End Date:
October 13, 2018
Event Venue:
Mission Bay Conference Center

We will be attending the annual Wildlife Conservation Network Expo this October in San Francisco. This event is a day of presentations and tables representing dozens of wildlife organizations working to protect species around the world. We will have a table and will be sharing the wonderful work that we do. For more information about the event, and to get tickets, visit: https://wildnet.org/events/

Fall Work Party

Event Start Date:
September 29, 2018
Event End Date:
September 29, 2018
Event Venue:
Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area

Join us for a day in the desert cleaning up trash and repairing fencing. In coordination with BLM’s National Public Lands Day, we will be working on clean-up and maintenance activities on the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area. Help out with valuable stewardship projects while learning more about the desert ecosystem and enjoying the outdoors! PLEASE RSVP TO THIS EVENT BY EMAILING dtpc@pacbell.net

43rd Annual Membership Meeting

Event Start Date:
January 27, 2018
Event End Date:
January 27, 2018
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.)

PROGRAM

  • Doors Open                     11:00am
  • Buffet Luncheon             11:45am
  • Annual Meeting               12:30pm to 2:45pm           

 

To RSVP or For Additional Information Contact:

Jill Estrada at (951) 683-3872 or Email: dtpc@pacbell.net

$___________  Luncheon Reservation ($45.00 per person)

$                        Optional tax-deductible donation

$                        Total of my enclosed check

 

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Make check payable to:  DTPC, 4067 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA  92501


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Wildlife Conservation Network Expo

Event Start Date:
October 21, 2017
Event End Date:
October 21, 2017
Event Venue:
Mission Bay Conference Center

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!

 

Spring Work Party

Event Start Date:
March 18, 2017
Event End Date:
March 18, 2017
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 dtpc@pacbell.net.