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Photo courtesy Will Richardson

GRASS VALLEY, CA, Oct. 2, 2018 – Since 2010, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) has engaged in a wide range of research projects that include applied wildlife research, long-term monitoring studies, and natural resource citizen science.  This talk, presented by Will Richardson, will provide an overview of TINS’ research programs, past, current, and future, and highlight two main areas of focus:  montane leporids (rabbits and hares) and Sierra Nevada Swainson’s Thrush.

The presentation will be held on Tuesday evening, October 9th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12, at the Nevada County Campus. Come early and enjoy a meet-and-greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm. This is a FREE event and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Cosponsor of the Sierra Science Lecture Series is the Sierra Streams Institute https://sierrastreamsinstitute.org/.

About Our Presenter:

Will Richardson is Co-Founder and Executive Director of TINS and has lived in the Lake Tahoe area since 1994. Originally a seasonal Tahoe resident (spending summers running crews for the Point Reyes Bird Observatory elsewhere in California, and fall seasons working for PRBO on the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco), Will finally settled in Truckee in 2001, and has been intensively studying the region’s natural history and ecosystems ever since.  He is slowly working on a status and distribution guide for the birds of the Lake Tahoe basin, but his interests span all taxa: he has authored papers on chipmunks, butterflies, tiger beetles, dragonflies, and the discovery of a second species of salamander occurring in the Lake Tahoe basin.  Will received his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, studying bird communities in Sierra Nevada aspen habitats.

Location and Parking

The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Talks are in the Multipurpose Center Building N-12.

Parking is $3, and you can purchase permits at the kiosk machine at the main entrance to the campus.

For more information, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani,
at jgiuliani@sierracollege.edu.

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