The Orion

Chico State Professor discusses wildfire

Dr. Don Hankins answers a question from an audience member following his presentation at Chico Creek Nature Center on Thursday night. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Brian Luong

December 7, 2018

Chico Creek Nature Center was filled to capacity on Thursday night during "The Fire Next Time," a presentation in collaboration with Chico State’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserves. The presentation covered fire related topics including fire behavior, the benefits that fire has with wildlife an...

Ecological reserve closing programs

A barn sits on the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.Photo credit: Jamie Stryker

Eric Mccauley

February 16, 2014

  Due to safety and staffing concerns, a university-run wildlife preserve closed down many of its research and educational programs last week.   The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a 4,000-acre natural habitat protection and research facility ten miles from campus, cut most of its K-12 programs and has limited univer...

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