ELKO, Nev. – On Thursday, April 18, the California Trail Interpretive Center hosts Kent McAdoo, Natural Resources Specialist with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, as he provides an illustrated presentation on the importance of integrating both historic and scientific knowledge as management decisions are made about sage-grouse.
McAdoo will review historical information from proto-history to the present, then compare what science and history tell us regarding six relevant factors: (1) aboriginals as an ecological force, (2)livestock grazing, (3) predation, (4) hunting seasons, (5) meadows and irrigated crops, and (6) upland vegetation change and fire regime alteration.
The presentation is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided by the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and last for approximately two hours.
The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located eight miles west of Elko, at Hunter exit 292 off Interstate 80. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Visit www.blm.gov/cv5c, our Facebook page or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.