700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m., program startsRSVP requiredMinor with parent or guardian
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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.
Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the the High Desert Museum, Des Chutes Historical Museum, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale. Food and beverage sales in Father Luke's Room help support this popular lecture series.
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