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View of the Carson River with snow-covered mountains in the background.
River Fork Ranch Preserve River Fork Ranch Preserve is located where the east and west forks of the Carson River meet. © Chip Carroon/TNC


Event Overview

Join us for our spring Science and Nature Speaker Series at River Fork Ranch Preserve! Experts from The Nature Conservancy in Nevada and partner organizations will share their expertise on a variety of topics. 

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, please contact Lori Leonard at

Speaker Schedule 

June 27

Laurel Saito, PhD, Water Strategy Director, The Nature Conservancy 

"Water in the Determining Decade: Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems in Nevada"


July 25

Chris Sega, Stewardship Manager, The Nature Conservancy

"Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Conservation at TNC's Independence Lake Preserve"


August 22

Ned Bohman, Biologist, Great Basin Bird Observatory

"Pinyon Jays in Nevada"


September 26

Mark Zimring, Large Scale Fisheries Director, The Nature Conservancy

"Can Markets Really Drive Conservation?" 


October 24

Thomas Albright, PhD, Nevada State Climatologist and Associate Professor, UNR College of Science

"Nevada Springs Are...All About the Weather!"