FCAS Presents

Rachel Belouin
Program Manager, Southern Plains
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

“Grasslands, Birds, and Grazing”

Thursday, May 11th, 2023
Social Time with Refreshments 7:00 p.m.;
Announcements 7:20 p.m.;
Visual Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.

***This program will also be accessible online using Zoom***

It will also be viewable in-person at the Senior Center.

Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and follow the instructions to join the meeting virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87820508988

Grazing on Pawnee Grasslands photo by David Leatherman

Grazing on Pawnee Grasslands photo by David Leatherman

Rachel Belouin, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, will explore with us how compatible uses create habitat and resilience on our Great Plains. Rachel works with private landowners (farmers and ranchers) and other partners to help engage best practices for working lands to ensure grasslands stay in grass and to enhance wildlife habitat, especially for avian species. She will also share how Bird Conservancy of the Rockies approaches this unique partnership between beef and birds.

Rachel has a master’s degree in Natural Resource Stewardship with a concentration in grasslands and ecological restoration from Colorado State University. She is the Stewardship Program Manager, Southern Plains, with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Rachel has experience working and living on a third-generation cattle ranch and enjoys riding her horse, trail running with her son, and a great book.

Join us on May 11th at the Fort Collins Senior Center for this free program. The public is welcome!