DATE: March 14, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture & wine reception
$15 per talk 

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Hear what we’ve learned from a new inventory of Mt. Tam’s seeps and springs, part of an ongoing effort to understand the health of the mountain, plus how its hydrology plays a crucial role in the mountain’s ecosystems and Marin’s water supply. We’ll then tie these local findings to broader conditions, and get the latest consensus on climate change and what needs to be done.

Janet Klein will present a talk on “Hydro-ecologic contributions of seeps and springs of Mt. Tam: implications of a warming future.” Janet Klein is Director of One Tam Community Conservation Programs. Prior to this, she worked in Natural Resource Management  for the Marin Municipal Water District for 17 years. Her career has focused on vegetation management, special status species protection, wildlife monitoring, wildfire risk reduction, invasive species control, and volunteer stewardship programs. Among the significant projects she has directed are the District’s 2005 watershed-wide vegetation mapping and classification effort, and the 2009 Long Term Monitoring and Response to Sudden Oak Death Disease in the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Sudden Oak Death pilot project. She began her career in land management as a Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy stewardship intern in the early 1990s. She earned her M.S. in Land Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ellie Cohen recently retired from a 20-year career as the President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science, where she was as a leader and catalyst for finding and implementing collaborative, nature-based solutions to climate change and environmental degradation. Ellie also served the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Observer Organization representative for Point Blue. She will be sharing thoughts stemming from her recent participation in the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. Her presentation will cover both near and far, “From Katowice to Auschwitz to Sacramento: global UN climate update and future outlook.”