Presented by: Rick HalseyOnce home to the California grizzly bear and the California condor’s last refuge, the chaparral remains one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated ecosystems on Earth. Threatened by fire and habitat fragmentation, chaparral represents one of our last opportunities to preserve biodiversity and wildness in our state. Since the Los Padres National Forest protects some the largest, most contiguous stands of chaparral in California, it offers a unique opportunity for citizens to not only to enjoy wild California, but to protect what’s left. Join us as we explore the chaparral’s unique natural history, discuss its fascinating wildlife populations, and reveal some of the major misconceptions many hold about California’s most characteristic ecosystem.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 – 6PM
BALBOA BUILDING, SANTA BARBARA
FREE for LPFA members or $10 donation for guests. For more information and to reserve your tickets, visit the link below: