Anza-Borrego: In Focus Webinar, Keeping California Californian
This webinar is part of our Anza-Borrego: In Focus series. There is an accompanying field trip you can register to attend on Sunday, October 22 (optional). Click here to view details about the field trip.
WEBINAR – Online
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom – Instructions to access webinar will be available after registration.
Join Anza-Borrego Foundation for a fun and informative online lecture and Q & A by one of our friends and close neighbors: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. We are honored to be joined by Dr. James Danoff-Burg, The Living Desert’s Director of Conservation, who will talk about the collaborative work involving habitat restoration in the Sonoran Desert. James will focus on the work done in and around Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Borrego Springs involving the invasive plant species (particularly Volutaria tubuliflora). He’ll discuss the process of surveying for invasive species, removing those invasives, and replacing them with native plants (“outplanting”). All of these actions can only be accomplished through the collaboration of multiple organizations and the help and participation of volunteers.
Join us for an evening of hope and habitat restoration and an inspirating conservation story between friends and collaborators. James is passionate about conservation and an engaging presenter. He has fabulous stories to share about local adventures in California as well as his work in conservation programs around the world. You won’t want to miss this night of fun and learning, all from the comfort of your own home, as James shares about the important conservation work of The Living Desert and it’s community. We’ll be sure to save time for Q and A from the audience.
Please register in advance. Register Here
Note: After registering, the confirmation email will provide you instructions to register your email address with Zoom, where a link to access the webinar will be emailed to you. Don’t forget this additional step!
Join us for the accompanying field trip you can register to attend on Sunday, October 22. Click here to view details about the field trip.
About The Presenter:
Dr. James Danoff-Burg is an educator, conservation strategist, and biodiversity scientist focused on the human dimensions of conservation. For the past 25 years he has helped document and then reduce the negative effects of human activities on biodiversity in 36 countries through community-based conservation interventions. Danoff-Burg is the Vice President of Conservation at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Kansas, and is a two-time Fulbright Specialist Honoree, advising the Applied Environmental Research Foundation in India and with the Southern African Wildlife College in South Africa.