Audubon to present KRP update

Audubon to present KRP updateThe Kerncrest Audubon Society will host Reed Tollefson of Audubon California at the Thursday, Nov. 21, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Maturango Museum.

“Reed works tirelessly to preserve and improve the survival rate of plants and animals in Kern County,” said a spokesperson. Tollefson manages the Kern River Preserve and serves on the board of the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation.

He has also helped secure funding for acquisition and protection of thousands of acres of bird and wild animal habitat, including the KRV Wetlands.

“Reed will bring us up to date on developments in the Kern River Preserve and the thousands of acres of protected lands there,” said the spokesperson.

“This area is becoming a showplace for how farmers, ranchers, businesses and those of us concerned with protecting habitat can work together to accomplish great things.”

KAS also encouraged nature lovers to save the date for a presentation by desert biologist and tortoise habitat management expert Tim Shields, who will address the the Ridgecrest Chapter of the California Tortoise and Turtle Club on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Maturango Museum. Watch future editions for more information.

Pictured: Tollefson views preserved land in the Kern River Valley. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2019-11-15