Wild Speaker Series

Culvert Study: A Road To Survival

Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites you to our February Wild Speaker Series. Our presenter will be Flo Deffner, Desert Tortoise Recovery Biologist with the Desert Tortoise Recovery Office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Her talk will include a presentation on culverts and how the desert tortoise depends on them to move safely across habitat that has been fragmented by development, particularly roads. A culvert is a structure that allows water (and critters) to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction from one side to the other. Find out what the Desert Tortoise Recovery Office (DTRO) is doing to aid the survival of the imperiled desert tortoise and how you can get involved with monitoring and other programs aimed at helping the species This will be an informative presentation you won't want to miss!

Flo Deffner is a Desert Tortoise Recovery Biologist with the Desert Tortoise Recovery Office. The DTRO was established to address population declines and focus on recovery of the Mojave desert tortoise which occurs north and west of the Colorado River in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. The office focuses exclusively on research, monitoring, recovery plan implementation, and associated recovery permitting, rather than on regulation, and provides a centralized point of contact through which these activities are coordinated.  

We will see you there!

Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.

Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!


February 06, 2020 at 6:45pm - 8pm
REI - Boca Park
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
United States
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