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Public Invited To Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Annual Meeting

NORTH FORK – The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. at the North Fork School in the Music Room at the back of Kennedy Hall. District Ranger Denise Tolmie will give a presentation on “Fire, Flood, Drought and Beetles – The Elements of Change in the Sierra,” followed by ...

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April Audubon Events Feature Noted Bird Expert Jon Dunn

Contributed by Len McKenzie – MARIPOSA – Internationally renowned bird expert Jon Dunn, a prolific author or co-author of numerous publications about birds, will be the featured speaker at the April program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society in Mariposa. An acclaimed authority on bird identification and distribution, Jon will present a slide program, “In Praise of Difficult Ducks,” at ...

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The Public Is Invited To North Fork CDC Annual Meeting

Submitted by Sandy Chaille – NORTH FORK – The North Fork Community Development Council (CDC) will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Mar. 26, and the public is invited to participate. The meeting will be held at the Rancheria’s Community Center (up on the hill) with doors opening at 5 p.m. and refreshments served by the North Fork Women’s Club. ...

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Audubon Program Examines Status Of Wolves In California

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Wolves hold a prominent place in both human history and the human psyche. Integral to that history were the ecological relationships they evolved over time on the earth’s continental land masses. American and Eurasian folklore and literature are replete with characterizations and imagery of wolves, usually negative (remember “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Three Little ...

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Help Shape Future Of Madera County’s Transportation Systems

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) is holding a workshop in Oakhurst to get your input on ways to provide more efficient streets and highways, expand transit use, make space for bicycles and pedestrians, and link land use and transportation. The MCTC is working on the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan, and they want your opinion regarding which ...

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January Audubon Program Will Showcase “Birds of Brazil”

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Brazil evokes many images among Americans–Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, tropical rainforests and abundant, exotic animals, especially its stunningly colorful birds. Occupying almost half of South America (geographically the fifth largest country in the world), Brazil is home to an immensely rich diversity of avifauna—upward of 1,800 species of birds, more than 200 of them ...

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Matthiessen Showcases “Birds of Australia” In Audubon Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — Australia, the land “Down Under,” is an island, a country (the world’s sixth largest geographically), and a continent (the world’s smallest). Having no land borders, the Australian mainland —“the lowest, flattest and oldest continental landmass on Earth”— and its satellite islands collectively boast more than 37,000 miles of coastline, embracing an impressive diversity of ...

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Noted Wildlife Photographer Shares Secrets To Great Photos

Contributed by Len McKenzie — One of the pleasures of living in the western United States is our proximity to a rich abundance and diversity of wildlife, both large and small. While sharing outdoor space with some species can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even threatening, for people, particularly in urban and suburban neighborhoods, opportunities to view wildlife in natural, ...

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Public Meeting To Focus On Shared Goals Of County And Cities

MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, Sept. 30, the County of Madera will host a special joint meeting with the City of Chowchilla and City of Madera to talk about shared goals and how they can be put into action. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17 in Madera. ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Dexter Marr of the Environmental Health Department, ...

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