Lecture: Rehabilitating the Ecology of the Salinas Watershed

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 165 Forest Ave Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 United States

Join the Monterey Audubon Society Tuesday, July 8, for a special presentation on ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the ecology of the Salinas Watershed. 

The Salinas, our region's most important river, was once a biologically diverse and thriving waterway of spectacular beauty and abundance. Today it is an ecological shadow of what it once was and forms the backbone of Monterey County's multi-billion dollar agricultural industry. 

Claire Jahns is the Salinas Watershed Project Director for The Nature Conservancy. In this role, she is working alongside agricultural operators, public agencies and other stakeholders to develop new approaches to flood risk mitigation and nutrient loading that protect and enhance in-stream and riparian wildlife habitat along the Salinas River and tributaries. Claire holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a BA from Oberlin College.

Prior to her role in the Salinas, Claire led a number of real estate engagements for the Conservancy throughout the Central Coast. Before joining the Conservancy in 2010, Claire worked in business development at the Chicago Climate Exchange, analyzing the feasibility of new environmental markets and tradable instruments and collaborating with private and public sector clients to develop GHG emission inventories and incorporate emissions abatement into operations and environmental strategy. Don't miss this important presentation.

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.