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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 9A Laura Beaton Staff Writer Eleven Feather River College students were able to attend The Wildlife Society Western Section's annual conference Jan. 29 - 31 in Reno, Nev. More than 600 wildlife professionals attended the event, with more than 100 presentations to choose from. Faculty members Darla DeRuiter and Darrel Jury coordinated the visit, procured funding and accompanied the students. This was the fifth time FRC has gone to this conference. "I learned so much just from watching presentations, I learned how important networking can be. I learned it is good to have leadership, confidence and pride in this profession. Going to this conference has really opened new doors for me and was an experience of a lifetime," said Alberto Martinez, an environmental studies student. Ten students volunteered eight hours at the conference in order to waive their registration fee. The Sacramento-Shasta Chapter and the Western Section of The Wildlife Society provided funding for student meals, the FRC student environmental club contributed funds for student lodging and Feather Feather River College students attend The Wildlife Society Western Section annual conference in Reno on Jan. 29 - 31. From back left: Alberto Martinez, Geoffrey Guthrie, Cassy Elzea, Emma Deal, Robert Johnson, Jessica Dias, Danny Cressy, Alan Burfeind and Darrel Jury (faculty sponsor). Bottom: Denali Hill, Nicole Bogle, Darla DeRuiter (faculty sponsor) and Brad McBride. Photo submitted River College and Center for Workforce Development funds . paid for transportation and faculty attendance. Robert Johnson and Nicole Bogle, both environmental studies majors, presented at the conference during the "Citizen Science" concurrent session. Their talk, which was attended by at least 80 people, was entitled "Joys and Challenges of Deer Collaring at Feather River College." DeRuiter's Intro to Wildlife class has been partnering with the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife for tl ree years to capture and collar tyro campus deer each fall. Another highlight was a r6sum6 workshop presented by Barbara Peters of Humboldt State University (retired). Said Jessica Dias, "I would like to give a special thanks to Barbara Peters for the r6sum6 workshop that she put together just for us; the information that she provided was so LAFCo n't help ity in fee dispute" Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer The zeal to reapportion Plumas County LAFCo fees on behalf of the city of Portola lives on. Mayor Phil Oels presented a case to the LAFCo board and LAFCo Executive Director John Benoit at the commission's regular meeting Feb. 10. The conclusion of the board, and Benoit, was that LAFCo only sends the bill and it does net hgve any jurisdiction over who pays it. "The law is very specific," said Benoit. "We don't make the decision. We don't even have recommendations The county and the city could negotiate pretty much whatever they want." LAFCo, or Local Agency Formation Commission, governs the growth of communities in the county through monitoring special districts and county resources. According to the bylaws of the Plumas LAFCo, in cases where there is no representation from the Special Districts Association, funding for the commission is split evenly between the county and the city. This is a cost of more than $50,000 to the city. "The real issue is to figure out how to have the Special Districts pay," said District 5 Supervisor Jon Kennedy. However, according to the California Government Code, participating in LAFCo is voluntary for the special districts. If they did partake, the fees would be split evenly t!]ree ways: This fact motivated an agenda item at the Jan. 29 City Council meeting. At the meeting, county resident Trent Saxton argued that the fees to the city were unfairly apportioned because only a small percentage of county citizens live in Portola. In response to Saxton's argument, the council voted to present a letter to the LAFCo board asking it to review the apportionment of the costs between the city and the county in hopes of changing it to a per-capita basis. When Oels presented the letter, Benoit told him that there was nothing LAFCo could do. "It's not our call," Benoit said. "I have no opinion it may not be the fairest thing in the world but it is the law and the law' is not always fair." "It isn't a LAFCo issue," said Kennedy. "It's a Board of Supervisors issue." Oels reported LAFCo's response at the Feb. 11 City Council meeting, and asked the council to consider presenting the cashlto.the Board of Supervisors. It will be an agenda item at the next council meeting, and Oels said he thinks the Board of Supervisors could address it in March. "It's not a war with Plumas County," said Oels. "It's a simple request to make an adjustment so it is fair for (the city) I hope the board will hear it with compassion and understanding." "We're ready to listen," said Kennedy. "We do sympathize with the city ofPortola but it is what it is. In a small town we have to pool our resources." valuable and I can now put together a proper r6sum6." Students had opportunities to interact with wildlife professionals during the presentations, enjoyed a student/professional luncheon and attended a job fair. Robert Johnson said, "The benefit that I gained personally from the conference was all the networking that we were able to do. The professionals, and other students at the conference were glad to talk to you, and I learned valuable things that I did not know until after attending the conference." Cassy Elzea commented, "I had a lot of fun volunteering and being able to watch the presentations I did. It was really helpful and definitely opened up my eyes as far as potential careers." The environmental studies program at FRC aims to broaden students' exposure to the interdisciplinary nature of the field and enhance opportunities to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Attending The Wildlife SocietY conference is one way that program faculty strive to provide students with practical experiences to enhance their professional lives. To fmd out more, contact Darla DeRuiter at 283-0202, ext. 262, or Students all over QES celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday, February llth. Assemblies -- Thanks PCO! Thank you to PCO for bringing in another great, high quality assembly. This week, students learned about Mummies and Mosques during the day and parents and community were invited in the evening to learn about Rainforests and Mayan Ruins. Coming up on March 3rd is an Alaska Husky assembly, tying into our Read Across Americ~ week celebration theme of "IdidaREAD." On Friday, March 7th, there will be a unique assembly featuring the music technology of Brent Daniels. Thank you to all our parents for supporting PCO and bringing in these great assemblies for our students. Don't forget-- PCO meetings are on the first Monday of the month at 5:15. Parent Night: Working Together for Safe and Secure Schools Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 19th, from 6:30-7:30 for an interactive discussion or/keeping our school safe and secure. Topics tq be discussed include: How will the school handle an emergency? How do you talk to your kids about school safety? New thinking on school safety Open format for questions and discussion This evening, led by Frank Carey and Principal Warren, will be an opportunity to voice concerns, ask questions and share perspectives. Please join us! Family Science Night Thank you to Kristy Hoffman, organizer, PCO- funder, and community volunteers for another successful Science Night. 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