P4 Bringing Prey-go-neesh (California Condor) Home to the Pacific Northwest: The Role of Hunters and Hunting in Condor Conservation [New]
4:30-5:30 pm, OIT College Union Mt. Bailey Room
Kent Barnes, Wildlife biologist for the Yurok Tribe, has worked for the last five years on the tribe’s efforts to return California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) to the Pacific Northwest. This species is both culturally and ecologically important and has been the subject of reintroduction efforts by the Yurok Tribe for the last ten years. We will examine the trials and tribulations of navigating the Endangered Species Act including habitat assessment, regulatory processes, the role of big game hunting in this conservation effort, and what the future holds for condors navigating the landscape, and politics, in northern California.
FREE but registration required.