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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 22, 2015 13B Audubon, land trust partner for birding tours Every spring Plumas Audubon and Feather River Land Trust partner to bring bird and nature enthusiasts out to unique, conserved landscapes in the upper Feather River watershed. These tours are led by Plumas Audubon members and local landowners. Organizers report that no previous birding experience is required, just an interest in learning more. The tours offer a special opportunity to experience beautiful private ranch lands (many of which are permanently conserved by FRLT) that are not normally accessible to the general public. The tours are free but donations are accepted to continue this tour program. April 24: Roberti Ranch, Sierra Valley. Tour led by David Arsenault. Participants visit Little Last Chance Lake and recently created pond and riparian habitats. Black terns frequently seen here. 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meet at the parking area across from the A23 highway. May 2: Anderson Ranch, Long Valley. Paul Hardy leads this birding tour of a spectacular ranch in Long Valley where Great Basin habitats meet Eastern Sierra forests. Participants keep an eye out for a herd of pronghorn antelope too. 8:30 a.m. - noon. Meet at the Roberti Ranch, established in 1922, is a 6,000-acre cattle and hay operation. Photo by Roberti family Grange Hall in Vinton at 8:30 to carpool to the ranch. May 3: Leonhardt Learning Landscape, Quincy. Tour led by Bob Battagin. A lovely stroll on a public access trail in the middle of American Valley. Participants look for Canada geese, tree swallows, mallards, great blue herons, yellow warblers and many more. 8 - 10:30 a.m. Meet at 8 in the parking area at the Quincy High School tennis courts. May 9: Olsen Barn and Chester Meadows. Ryan Burnett leads this tour of a property FRLT is working to conserve this summer. Explore the last vestige of Big Meadows in search of yellow warblers, willow flycatchers, osprey, bald eagles, barn owls and other raptors. 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. To carpool from Quincy meet at the post office at 6:15 a.m. In Chester, meet at the corner of Highway 36 and Melissa Avenue on the east side of town near the barn at 7:30 a.m. May 24: Key Brand Ranch, Indian Valley. Tour led by Colin Dillingham. A working Angus beef ranch with large conserved wetland areas and riparian habitat This Western tanager lives in the cottonwood forest near the North Fork Feather River on the Olsen Barn property, part of Chester Meadows. Photo by Ryan Burnett hosts a wide variety of waterfowl, wading birds including sandhill cranes and white-faced ibis, and yellow-headed blackbirds. 8 a.m. - noon or so. Meet at the ranch silo located at 4056 North Valley Road Jay Gant works on one of several owl boxes the Roberti family has constructed on their ranch. Members of the Roberti family said they plan to continue to be good stewards of the land and to protect its beauty and agricultural heritage. Photo by Roberti family (halfway between Greenville and Stampfli Lane, one-half mile east of Greenville Reservation Road). Meet at 7:15 at Sav-Mor in Quincy to carpool. Bring water, snacks and dress in layers for these outdoor events. Bring binoculars if available and wear good walking shoes. For more information call 283-5758 or email Linda Blum at The cast of this year's Listen to your Mother show rehearses at the Plumas Arts Gallery late last month. The show is set to take place April 30 at the Town Hall Theatre. Photo submitted Listen to Your Mother show returns to county James Wilson Staff Writer Everyone has a story. In every person's story hovers one figure that sets that person on the road to life his or her mother. Listen to Your Mother, a show of written word performed in front of a live audience, is set to return to Plumas County for its third year April 30 at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. This year's show, directed by Margaret Garcia and Tina Terrazas, has a cast of Plumas characters that the directors say will undoubtedly entertain and enlighten the audience. "We have different people each year, and different essays," Garcia said, explaining the concept of the show. "This is a chance to explore different ideas of motherhood." This year's cast includes Linda Cayot, Jennifer Wolfe, Marcy DeMartile,. Darlene Gutierrez, Becky Deemer, Jennifer Mason, Melinda Rother, Gabrielle Magers, Tiffiney Lozano and Tina Terrazas. The Listen to Your Mother show is a nationwide phenomenon, with performances in 32 cities across the U.S. Plumas County is one of three locations in California to host the show this year. Each year, writers submit essays about motherhood. Garcia explained that the show almost builds itself through the submissions the directors receive. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. showtime. Presale tickets ($10) are available at Plumas Arts, the Feather River College bookstore, Lupines and through Sterling Sage. Tickets will cost $15 at the door. Ten percent of proceeds from the show will go to Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center. KLEVEN, from page 11B lodging providers and other essential players (Board of Supervisors, chambers of commerce, etc.) in the tourism arena to understand the TMD and help the Steering Committee move it forward. We will all benefit from more tourism and we will all lose if we don't take this opportunity to create a professional marketing organization that ca! .... effecti.vel:y c0mtlce;. wonders of our region. I also hope that the local newspaper will show active support for this endeavor as it is in its best interest to promote the local economy. if you would like more information about the TMD concept and how it could work in Plumas County please contact members of the steering committee: Ceci Reynolds (vacation rentals, 281-6423), Valerie Nellor (Ada's Place, 927-7246), Susan Bryner (Coldwell Banker Kehr,, Sharon Roberts (St. Bernard Lodge,, Bob Hickman (Chalet View,, John Barker (Elwell Lakes Lodge,, 836-2347) and Tracy Wixted (Ranchito Motel, ranchitomotel BREAKING NEWS! April 26th @ 12.-00 PM (free lunch is provided) Where: Feather River College Ubrary (LRC) Prior to attending Home Field Advantage all new students must: " Apply to FRC (bring your studert ID number, it starts with 900). " Complete the Accuplacer Assessment Test (bring your test scores. If you have not completed an assessment test, see contact info below to schedule an appointment). v" Complete online orientation (go to, hover over Student Services and click on Advising, click on Orientation on the left). v" Sian-uB to Lend! Call 530-283-0202 ext. 313 or email i t t