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SACRAMENTO NWRC: Wetland Management Workshop for Private Landowners a Resounding Success
California-Nevada Offices , May 15, 2009
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Workshop participants enjoy a morning of formal presentations at the Colusa NWR shop. (photo: USFWS)
Workshop participants enjoy a morning of formal presentations at the Colusa NWR shop. (photo: USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a
Landowners and refuge staff discuss the management of seasonal wetlands during an afternoon tour of Colusa NWR. (photo: USFWS)
Landowners and refuge staff discuss the management of seasonal wetlands during an afternoon tour of Colusa NWR. (photo: USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC) staff and partners hosted their 18th annual Wetland Management Workshop on May 15, 2009, at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). More than 80 landowners and agency staff attended the workshop, which focuses on providing wildlife and onservation information to private wetland owners in the Sacramento Valley.

This year, the workshop offered participants practical information regarding waterfowl populations, current wildlife/wetland issues, habitat management techniques, and available habitat conservation programs.  The event began with a morning of formal presentations and informal discussions led by FWS staff and workshop partners Ducks Unlimited, Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District and USDA Agricultural Research Service.  Following presentations, California Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited hosted a catered lunch, during which landowners could casually discuss wildlife issues and management opportunities with biologists from the numerous agencies and organizations.  After lunch, participants reconvened for a tour of Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, where they observed many of the habitat management and restoration practices discussed during the morning presentations.

"The ideas and information shared during this event help landowners and agency personnel make informed management decisions, which ultimately benefits both the wetland and wildlife resources of the Sacramento Valley,” said Kevin Foerster, project leader at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex.


Contact Info: Jennifer Stockton, 530-934-2801 x15, jennifer_stockton@fws.gov



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