September is our Conservation Month and we will be hosting Heather Dyer. Heather is a Fish Biologist and Senior Water Resources Project Manager for The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Walter District
Heather has been working on the development of the Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) since its inception in 2014. The HCP will protect and enhance habitat for 22 native species of the Santa Ana River including the Santa Ana sucker, a federally protected fish species. She is currently working on early implementation of HCP conservation activities including captive breeding and reintroduction of Santa Ana sucker to the San Bernardino National Forest. Heather is also in final planning stages for restoration of six tributaries to the Santa Ana River in the Riverside area that will enhance approximately five miles of stream habitat for native aquatic species.