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Aiken Monthly Meeting March 2024 | Collaboration is the Way of the Future to Save Working Lands

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Grassland birds have suffered an unparalleled decline over the past half century, stemming from widespread development of North America’s grasslands. This calls for Audubon’s action. To combat the negative effects of grassland degradations—and to keep grass on the landscape—Audubon has developed the Conservation Ranching Initiative. Join us at our March monthly meeting to hear from Chrissy McFarren, owner, Director & Ranch Mentor of Badger Creek Ranch as she shares about her conservation work on the ranch. Badger Creek Ranch is the 100th ranch to receive a Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification through Audubon Conservation Ranching.

Chrissy strives to inspire the public about how working lands need all of us and we need these working lands. It is a symbiotic relationship. The lands provide us with beauty, solace, freedom, food, recreation, and the ability to help with climate change by sequestering carbon. And, in return for these gifts, it’s up to us to roll up our sleeves and get to work in whatever way we can. This is a movement that needs all of us.

Chrissy McFarren is owner, Director & Ranch Mentor of Badger Creek Ranch. She is passionate about ranching and farming and deeply humbled to be a steward of the land. She loves creating healthy environments for all the animals (domestic and wild) that call the ranch home. Her personal mission is to be of service to the grass roots movement of regenerative agriculture, public education and improving our food systems.

This will be an in-person meeting (and broadcast on Zoom) held at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Office located at 4255 Sinton Road 80907. The classroom entrance is on the back (east side) of the building. The main door will be locked.

Snacks & Bird Talk (meet & mingle) 6:30pm
Meeting announcements 7:00pm
Program Presentation 7:15pm

Image credit: Badger Creek Ranch

Details

Date:
March 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

Tally Kerr
Email
programs@aikenaudubon.com

Venue

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
4255 Sinton Rd
Colorado Springs, 80907
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