The February meeting will feature a presentation by Kevin Zeman of the Mule Deer Foundation. The Mule Deer Foundation is a national organization that works with land managers and others to conserve and improve habitat for deer.
Our planned schedule was seriously disrupted by the federal shutdown, but hopefully we will get back on track and there won’t be any more stupidity coming out of Washington. It is hoped that the planning workshop, or the “Less Talk, More Action” meeting can be held in April, but one agency has yet to commit.
The Mule Deer Foundation is active in California and through Stewardship Agreements with agencies such as the Forest Service, BLM, and state agencies it works to conserve and improve deer habitat. Improvements to habitat for deer also benefit other species, and reduce the unhealthy buildup of vegetation which can lead to catastrophic wildfires.
Kevin is a forester with over ten years of experience managing partnership agreements with the Forest Service. Recently he took on a new challenge to work with Mule Deer Foundation and will be managing all their partnership programs in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. This work consists of projects on BLM, Forest Service, and State lands. His specialty is utilizing Stewardship Agreements to increase pace and scale of restoration efforts on forests and grasslands.
The February meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 5th at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park.