Categorized Speakers 5

Retired
Dave and Pat are long time birders with years of experience. They have led the Durst Winery tour for over five years.
UC Davis Professor
Dr. Trochett works at the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife, Fish, Conservation Biology and is the foremost authority on the Tall Forest.
Retired Probation Officer and Marriage & Family Therapist.
Alan England has been a Sandhill Crane Docent for 10 years. He's also a docent for San Joaquin County's Oak Grove Nature Center and an active member of San Joaquin Audubon.
Vice President of Vineyard Operations
Aaron has spent his life dedicated to vineyards, agriculture, sustainability, and wildlife. Few know the habitat better along his family's vineyards and the adjoining riparian woodlands than him.
Photographer
Jim has been leading photography tours during the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival for the past 5 years. He was the 2015 featured artist at the festival.
Retired educator
Crane docent for the California Department of Wildlife for 6 years. Also, assisted with student Crane tours during 'Crane Season'. Lead tours for the annual Crane Festival. Coordinator for the docent program at the Lodi Lake Nature Area for 3 years. As a docent lead tours for students and the general public in the Nature Area for 6 years.
Retired
Jane has been a Sandhill Crane docent with CA Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2005 and in 2016 she began volunteering at the Ian Nicholson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Kearney, Nebraska, leading tours on the Platte River.
Retired CDF&W
Carol started volunteering for the CDFW Sandhill Crane Program in 1998 as a tour guide for the weekend tours, the Sandhill Crane Festival in Lodi and various other functions.
Retired Science Coordinator
Jay is a retired science coordinator with extensive knowledge of the fauna and flora of the Lodi area. He is an experienced kayaker and has led many tours along the Mokelumne River.River
Wildlife Biologist
Robert has lead tours in the delta for 8 years. He has a strong background in birding, herpetology, and natural history of the area.
Farmer
Sally and her husband farmed Staten Island for many years before retiring to her own farm in the delta. She serves on the LSCA Board and is very knowledgable about sandhill cranes and other delta species.
Retired elementary school principal
Howard Larimer has a degree in biology and six years experience as a sandhill crane tour guide. He is a docent with CDF&W, volunteers as a naturalist at CRP, and assists with sandhill crane research at Staten Island.
Birding Expert
Local birding expert, David Yee, leads monthly birding tours based out of Heritage Oak Winery. He is among the leading experts in native bird identification in San Joaquin County and Northern California.
Retired elementary school principal
Howard Larimer has a degree in biology and six years experience as a sandhill crane tour guide. He is a docent with CDF&W, volunteers as a naturalist at CRP, and assists with sandhill crane research at Staten Island.
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Retired elementary school principal
Howard Larimer has a degree in biology and six years experience as a sandhill crane tour guide. He is a docent with CDF&W, volunteers as a naturalist at CRP, and assists with sandhill crane research at Staten Island.
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