Rick Hopkins, co-owner and senior conservation biologist at Live Oak Associates Inc., will make a presentation July 21 arguing against “traditional kill strategies” to control population of predators.
The event will take place at the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center in Truckee.
Doors open at 5 and the program begins at 5:30pm. There is a $5 suggested donation; parking is free after 5pm.
Hopkins argues that “traditional kill strategies” not only do little to reduce conflict, but do little to conserve the species. One example is the killing of cougars by recreational sport-hunting or prophylactic control methods – the kill strategy.
Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, will provide the annual state of the lake lecture on July 26.
He will talk about the most important factors that affected the health of Lake Tahoe last year. This is an opportunity to learn about the most pressing issues for this year and the new programs that are designed to address them.
Registration for this event is required. The program will begin at 6pm, with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.
Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless will be hosting the Tahoe Beach Bash, featuring the fourth annual Homebrew for the Homeless.
This family-friendly event at Tahoe Beach Retreat in South Lake Tahoe will feature live music, homebrew beer competition, lakeside barbecue, bounce house, local vendors, child-friendly obstacle course, and other entertaining activities for people of all ages.
It will be July 28 from noon-4pm.
All proceeds from the event will be used to support Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless.
Early ticket pricing is available. General entry tickets are $20 per person, which includes all activities and live music, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets for children under 12 are $10, with children 5 and under free. Tickets for the poker run which includes homebrew tasting (open to those 21 and over) are $40, including general entry.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or to enter the homebrew competition, go online.