Connecting Wildlands at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

20sep6:00 pm7:00 pmConnecting Wildlands at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

One of the greatest threats to wildlife is the loss of habitat. As habitats become fragmented, wildlife have few options for survival when resources become scarce. Creating corridors that connect habitat fragments can help important species survive. Fortunately, there is a wealth of data on this topic. Join us for a discussion on how researchers at San Diego State University are taking advantage of this data to make recommendations for building new multi-species wildlife corridors and crossings in San Diego County and across southern California.

Thu, September 20, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

About the Speaker:
Megan Jennings is a Conservation Ecologist and Co-Director of San Diego State University’s Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management. Her research is particularly focused on habitat connectivity planning. Dr. Jennings earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from San Diego State University and the University of California, Davis. She worked for over a decade as a wildlife biologist for the US Forest Service in San Diego, where her years of experience in land management for a federal agency informed her perspective as a researcher.

The Escondido Creek Conservancy
Organizer of Connecting Wildlands
Located in the County of San Diego, California, TECC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the Escondido Creek watershed. TECC has protected over 3,000 acres of wildlands and is working to improve creek water quality to enhance wildlife habitat. TECC also supports educational programs and compatible outdoor recreation within the watershed and in the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve—a 784-acre park featuring 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails.