Thursday, August 19, 2010
Dates set for Eagles & Agriculture 2011
The annual event, which draws hundreds to the Northern Nevada destination to view and learn about eagles, raptors and ranching, promises to continue to provide one of the finest birding events anywhere. Friday night’s reception starts the fun, and the ‘Eagle & Ranch Tour’ on Saturday morning continues as the centerpiece of the event. Additional offerings are expected to include the always popular ‘Owl Prowl’, a second year of the ‘Highways & Byways Raptors Tours’, the ‘Carson River Rafting Tour’ and the two day ‘Photo Workshop’.
The event is made possible by the cooperation of agencies including the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Western Nevada Resource Conservation & Development Office of the USDA, Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Washoe Tribe, Carson Valley Conservation District, Nevada State Parks, Douglas County and a long list of private sector partners; including ranch owners, agricultural suppliers, hoteliers, birders and tour operators.
The partners work together in support of the main goals of Eagles & Ag, which are to encourage the conservation and prosperity of ranching in Western Nevada, promote the benefits agriculture provides wildlife and the community, teach participants about eagle habits, habitat, and life cycle and the history of agriculture in Carson Valley and demonstrate an example of agri-tourism that will potentially enhance profitability for local agriculture operations and businesses.