What do a sage grouse, wildfire and an Italian pasta-making machine have in common? They’re all part of an innovative research project seeking new methods for restoring degraded arid rangelands for the benefit of nature and people. Jay Kerby, Southeast Oregon project manager with The Nature Conservancy, will explain how a non-native grass is dramatically transforming the sagebrush ecosystem to the detriment of wildlife, ranching and human health. He will explore why traditional restoration methods are not up to the challenge, and how good science and pioneering thinking are imagining a new approach to landscape restoration.
7:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series. Seating is limited and RSVP is required.
At McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St., Bend