Conservation Lectures

12/15 Virtual Conservation Lecture

FREE Virtual Conservation Lecture hosted by Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation

EUREKA, CA – The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series is going VIRTUAL for 2021/22 and the second virtual lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:45 PM. Lenya Quinn-Davidson will be joining us from the University of California Cooperative Extension to discuss Burning From the Bottom Up: Restoring California’s Fire Connection. Zoo updates and information will begin at 6:45 PM with the lecture starting at 7:00 PM promptly. Attendees can ask questions to the speaker at the end of the presentation via the chat box on Zoom. Logging in through a free, registered Zoom account is required, or attendees can watch live on the Sequoia Park Zoo’s Facebook page. The Zoom link will be available on our website at and on our social media. Special thanks to Papa & Barkley for sponsoring the Conservation Lecture Series!

California, like much of the West, suffers simultaneously from too much fire and not enough. While wildfires are taking a toll on communities and landscapes, so too is the continued exclusion of fire as a natural process in California’s fire-adapted ecosystems and habitats. Prescribed fire, or the beneficial use of fire as a tool, has been used by Californians for millennia to improve habitat and cultural resources—first by indigenous communities, and later, by ranchers and other land managers. However, we know that we need to radically increase our use of prescribed fire if we are going to get ahead of our fire problems. In this presentation, Lenya Quinn-Davidson will discuss recent efforts to scale up prescribed fire, highlighting policy, capacity building, and other aspects of California’s prescribed fire movement.

Lenya Quinn-Davidson is a Fire Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension in the North Coast of California. Lenya’s primary focus is on the human connection with fire, and increasing the use of prescribed fire for habitat restoration, invasive species control, and ecosystem and community resiliency. Lenya works on prescribed fire issues at various scales, including locally in Humboldt County, where she works with private landowners to bring fire back as a land management tool; at the state level, where she collaborates on policy and research related to prescribed fire, and helps inspire and support prescribed burn associations; and nationally, through her work and leadership on prescribed fire training exchanges (TREX). Lenya is passionate about using prescribed fire to inspire and empower people, from rural ranchers to agency leaders to young women pursuing careers in fire management, and everyone in between.

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What:                    FREE Virtual Conservation Lecture on Zoom: Burning From the Bottom Up: Restoring California’s Fire Connection

When:                    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Zoo Information begins at 6:45 PM

Lecture 7:00 PM

Where:                  Online via

Cost:                      FREE

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All Photos Attached: Courtesy Lenya Quinn-Davidson.