Friday, February 23, 2007

Private-Public Partnerships In Carson

Carson City, Nev. — According to the Nevada Appeal, there is an interesting private-public partnership entering its fifth year in Carson City area. Called Eagles & Agriculture, there are wildlife spotting tours that bring nonprofit, private, ranching, business, and environmental groups together and demonstrate how agriculture and wildlife can coexist.

For example, the group organizes owl and eagle tours as well as birds of prey lectures and receptions featuring guests such as Gold Gate Raptor Observatory and UC Davis professor Dr. Allen Fish. Another tour organized by the group offers a raft and canoe trip down the Carson River. Recently, one group consisting of some 200 people went off in search of eagles Wednesday morning and found more than a half-dozen.

In addition to the outdoor activities, exhibits and a drawing will raise money for Eagles and Agriculture are part of the event at the Carson Valley Inn. Prizes range from natural soil amendments to a barn tour. The winners need not be present to win when the tickets are drawn on Saturday afternoon. Tickets can be purchased today 5:30-8 p.m. and Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at Carson Valley Inn. For further information contact Mary Ellen Conaway, 775-265-7651.

Exhibitors include Full Circle Compost, Paradise Bird Feed, Carson Valley Conservation District, Lahontan Audubon Society, Alpine Watershed Group, Douglas County Historical Society, Nevada Farm Bureau, Comstock Seed, Moments In Time Photography, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Tahoe Wildlife Care Inc., Bently Biofuels, Nevada Rock Art Foundation, and Carson Valley Inn. See the orginal article for more details.

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