DATE: February 15, 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Studio
Part 2 of the 2018 Winter Conservation Series. Presentation and wine reception
Co-sponsored by Golden Gate Raptor Observatory/Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy/National Park Service
Cost: $15 per ticket, $35 for the 2018 MAGC Conservation Series
During the last decade, community or citizen science has erupted as a full player onto the landscape of serious science, whether astronomy or conservation biology. Allen will trace the origins of community wildlife monitoring from the hawk-shoots of hardwood ridges of Pennsylvania to modern-day raptor tracking on the grassy hills above the Golden Gate. Along the way, we will revisit Rachel Carson’s only visit to Marin County, ponder the future of raptor populations in California, and consider why National Parks are an essential component toward building an engaged citizenry.
Ornithologist, volunteer coordinator, and writer Allen Fish has led the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory – a long-term program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service – since its inception in 1985. Graduated from UC Davis in the early 1980s, Allen returned there to teach Raptor Biology from 2003 to 2012. Allen has received the Maurice Broun Award for contributions to Raptor Conservation Biology, and the Bay Nature Environmental Education Award. He lives in a buckeye forest in Berkeley with spouse Allison Pennell, two teens, and a coonhound.