August 6, 2020 @ 4:00PM — September 25, 2020 @ 5:00PM
Meet the Experts and Learn How to “Live on the Urban Edge.” Our summer and fall event and webinar season is now open! Don’t miss this exciting line up – Register now! (Times noted above are Eastern Standard Time (EST))
Mark Elbroch, PhD – The Cougar Conundrum - Sharing the World with a Successful Predator - A Conversation about Cougars
August 6, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM Pacific Time (2:00 - 3:00 PM MST, 3:00 - 4:00 PM CST, 4:00 -5:00 PM - EST). There will be a limited live Q&A afterwards.
Mountain lion biologist and expert Dr. Mark Elbroch, in his just released book: The Cougar Conundrum, delivers a resource for how humans and mountain lions can peacefully coexist in close proximity. Dr. Elbroch calls on readers to ignore uninformed hype and instead arm ourselves with knowledge and become active participants in the creation of cougar conservation management strategies.
Join the Mountain Lion Foundation for a conversation with Dr. Elbroch who will talk about his book and describe an animal that is curious, cautious, resilient, and generally peaceful toward humans. Dr. Elbroch will highlight the many ways cougars enrich and support healthy ecosystems, upon which we too depend. He will discuss what powerful hunter’s cougars are and will touch on the realities of human safety in their presence.
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Colby Anton, PhD – The Yellowstone Cougar Project
August 20, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST, 2:00 - 3:00 PM MST,
3:00 - 4:00 PM CST, 4:00 -5:00 PM - EST with Q&A afterwards.
Colby Anton is a native of the Bay Area of California and has been studying large carnivores for over a decade throughout the West. Since 2009, he has contributed to large predator research in Yellowstone National Park. For his dissertation research, he implemented a noninvasive genetic sampling project to estimate cougar populations in northern Yellowstone and deployed cutting edge tri-axial accelerometer collars to monitor cougar and gray wolf predatory behaviors. This collaborative research has contributed yet another piece to the growing knowledge base that surrounds the diverse Yellowstone ecological landscape.
Like most predators in western North America, cougars in the Yellowstone region suffered population declines following intensive eradication programs in the early 1900s. After a fifty-year absence, cougars re-emerged in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) in the 1980s. During this workshop, we will discuss key findings from nearly thirty years of cougar research that has shed light not only on their cryptic behavioral patterns and ecological relationships with other large mammals but also the cutting-edge technological advances employed to study large carnivores in the world’s first national park.
Will Stolzenburg – Discussing Saving America’s Lion
September 24, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST, 2:00 - 3:00 PM MST,
3:00 - 4:00 PM CST, 4:00 - 5:00 PM - EST with Q&A afterwards.
Author of Heart of a Lion, Rat Island, Where the Wild Things Were and most recently Towpath’s Tail - Stolzenburg tells us he writes about animals, for three reasons: “Because I find them wondrous, and good for the soul. Because it haunts me to know how badly we treat so many of them. And because they deserve every voice, every compassionate ally we can muster on their behalf.” Join us for this lively and informative discussion.
TBA – Panel of Experts - “On the Urban Edge”
Rosemary Schiano, Predator Aversion and Hazing Instructor - Gowan Batiste of Fortunate Farm and others will discuss Living with Predators on Small Farms and Ranches - Preventative measures for urban edge dwellers in the Sonoma and Mendocino Counties of California.
TBA - Rosemary Schiano, Predator Aversion and Hazing Instructor, will present “On the Urban Edge” living with predators in the Central Coast of California