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Feathers of Hope: The Vital Role of Birds in Conservation


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Thursday, October 19, 2023
7:00pm to 8:30pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542


$10 per person

This presentation delves into the profound and enduring role that birds have played in shaping conservation efforts throughout American history.

From the pioneering work of famous naturalists like Audubon and Leopold to the forefront of legislative initiatives aimed at protecting wildlife, birds have been a driving force behind the preservation of our natural heritage. Through the lens of these iconic figures and pivotal moments in history, we'll explore how birds have not only captured our fascination but have also been instrumental in catalyzing the environmental awareness and legislation necessary to safeguard our nation's diverse ecosystems and wildlife.

Nic Salick headhsot.

Nic Salick has worked in the conservation field for over a decade, much of which has focused on better understanding birds and their habitats. His work in field ornithology has spanned from the grasslands of the Midwest and Great Plains to the deserts of the Southwest and the wetlands of the central flyway. Previously he worked as a private lands wildlife biologist in the Loess Hills and Missouri River region where he supported landowners and farmers to incorporate wildlife and improve their habitat offerings. Currently, Nic is a Development Officer for the Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. Even when not at work he has nature on the brain. He enjoys hiking the Loess Hills, birding, hunting behind his trusty dog Greta, and enjoying a book in his hammock.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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