Dates & Events

Upcoming Events

Second Annual Gamma Sigma Delta Spring Picnic

June 3, 2016.

Home of Ken and Chris Shackel
1008 Redwood Lane,
Davis, CA 956161

6:00 pm Come Join us for an evening of barbeque and comradery. New inductees will be honored.

Fall Banquet & Induction Ceremony 2012

December 6, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery
2001 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 758-8700

The speaker will be John M. Eadie, Ph.D., the Dennis G. Raveling Professor of Waterfowl Biology, with the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology will be speaking on: 

“What's good for the goose is good for the grower – lessons in wildlife conservation in the agricultural landscape.”

Wetland and agricultural habitats of the Central Valley support three million to four million waterfowl in winter – the largest single concentration in North America. And yet, California has lost more than 90 percent of its wetlands and what remains continues to be threatened by urban expansion, demands for water and changes in the agricultural landscape.  As California’s population grows to 50 million by 2025, the pressure from urban development on agricultural and natural lands and water supplies will only increase.  Developing enduring conservation strategies for waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife will require strong partnerships among farmers, private wetland owners, conservation groups and federal and state agencies. How do we do this? The obvious – but not so easily accomplished – answer is to develop conservation strategies that mutually benefit all parties.  In this presentation, I describe several efforts to do exactly that, ranging from work with rice growers in the Central Valley to promote wildlife conservation while ensuring a sustainable and productive rice industry, to work with private wetland owners to more effectively “farm” their properties for wildlife while minimizing potential human health concerns for nearby urban areas. Of course, it ultimately all comes down to water, and I close by describing new state-of-the-art modeling techniques to help growers, private landowners, and agencies evaluate the impact of alternative water policies on the ability to support wildlife, sustain agriculture and ensure water for growing urban needs.

For more information, please send an e-mail to

Past Events

Chapter Dates & Events

Annual Banquet

The Gamma Sigma Delta Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2007 and will be held in the AGR Room of the Alumni Center.

Spring Induction Ceremony & Reception
May 13, 2008 

Fall Banquet & Induction Ceremony 2008
December 4, 2008
Buehler Alumni Center

Keynote speaker Eduardo Blumwald. For more information, please send an e-mail to

Spring Induction Ceremony and Reception
May 20, 2009