All League members are invited to three annual activities or events, and encouraged to meet and interact with our broad group of faculty and student affiliates.
The La Kretz league hosts three annual events for members. These events are designed to develop deep relationships between members of the greater Los Angeles community, researchers focused on conservation science, restoration, and preservation, and the agencies, organizations, and individuals who appreciate and enjoy the wildlife of southern California, especially the Santa Monica Mountains. Each year, a special lecture event will be held near UCLA and two field excursions will be held at our La Kretz Field Station in the Santa Monica Mountains near Rocky Oaks Park.
Your League, Your Legacy - Epic Days at the La Kretz Field Station. March 15th, 2014
We'll be hiking, barbecuing, and socializing!
Hit the trails and experience your backyard in a new way! We'll have Professor Brad Shaffer, Director of the La Kretz Center for California Conservation and Professor Phil Rundel, Director of the UCLA Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden, leading a nature hike. Learn something about our local flora and fauna and enjoy great views.
After the hike, head back to the La Kretz Field Station and enjoy a BBQ and refreshments with the La Kretz League team, UCLA researchers, and UCLA graduate students. Take some time to relax and get to know your fellow League members. Of course we'll be grilling up vegetarian alternatives in addition to meat eats and delicious desserts!
Socialize with UCLA researchers conducting conservation research in the Los Angeles area and across California. Talk with them on the hike and at the barbecue. Get to know them and hear what they do. From bats to sea lions to tortoises, lagoons, and native plants, come learn about the work being done by graduate researchers at UCLA.
The La Kretz League Presents: A Forum on Restoration and Reintroductions. Spring 2014
The La Kretz League will host its next event in spring of 2014. For this forum, our speakers will discuss the pros and cons of native species reintroductions, focusing on the Santa Monica Mountains. We will explore restoration as an important tool for ecosystem management, share results from ongoing and proposed projects, and discuss specific issues League members may like to know more about. Planned panelists include representatives from the Resource Conservation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife who will discuss stream restoration and native fish reintroductions, the National Resource Defense Council, National Park Service biologists who will talk about ongoing amphibian reintroduction efforts, scientists and project managers that will talk about dam removal projects, and a researcher sponsored by Patagonia discussing their Dam-nation project.
Additional Activities To Be Announced!
Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014