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Nature Lecture: "The Lorax Revisited: Science and Stewardship at Joshua Tree National Park"

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Nature Lecture:

The Lorax Revisited: Science and Stewardship at Joshua Tree National Park

Jane Rodgers Joshua Tree National Park

With Jane Rodgers

Join us on Wednesday, November 15th for a Nature Lecture with Jane Rodgers, Chief of Science & Resource Stewardship at Joshua Tree National Park. In The Lorax Revisited: Science and Stewardship at Joshua Tree National Park, you'll learn how science and stewardship are making advances to improve the management of this ever-popular destination. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC). This program is presented in partnership with the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park.

This talk will cover all the hot topics happening in the park. We will discuss visitor-use studies, impacts to wildlife and vegetation from increased visitation, and ideas moving forward to shift from managing Joshua Tree National Park like a small park to the big park it has clearly become.

Jane Rodgers, Chief of Science & Resource Stewardship at Joshua Tree National Park, received her degree in Forest Management from the University of California, Berkeley. Jane began her career in conservation as a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in the desert region of Niger, West Africa in 1990. In 1994, she started her career with the National Park Service, serving at Joshua Tree National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore and the Grand Canyon. Jane's career has focused on large-scale habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, invasive species control, and managing science and stewardship programs focused on complex, high profile conservation issues.


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