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River Partners Annual “End of Season” 2016 – Broadening Perspectives

Drone photo of the River Partners staff near the American River.

Many thanks to all those who helped to make this year’s staff retreat an enriching event! After a scenic float on the American River, staff were treated to a night tour of the Sacramento Zoo. As a major partner in the recovery of Riparian Brush Rabbit, the zoo represents a completely complementary although distinctly different perspective on wildlife conservation. Our staff, versed in horticulture and wildland ecology, got to visit with veterinarians and zoo personnel who interface daily with a public that might not get out into the wild very often, but who love wildlife and value conservation. What a fantastic partnership opportunity!

Special thank you to our visiting speakers:

  • Jon Donnelly, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Dan Strait, Program Manager for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program at the US Bureau of Reclamation
  • Campbell Ingram, Executive Director of the Delta Conservancy

The above article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of the River Partners Journal.