January 21, 2021 @ 1:00PM — 2:30PM
Join the Mountain Lion Foundation for an informative, timely presentation by independent wildlife field biologist Rosemary Schiano, who will explain why the sheriff’s volunteer wildlife-killing posse has a negative impact on public safety.
Rosemary Schiano, Independent Wildlife Field Biologist - Encouraging Coexistence in Klickitat County Washington
January 21, 2021 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.
The County Sheriff’s highly lethal approach to cougars has placed Klickitat County at the center of Washington’s cougar controversies. Join the Mountain Lion Foundation for an informative, timely presentation by independent wildlife field biologist Rosemary Schiano, who will explain why the sheriff’s volunteer wildlife-killing posse has a negative impact on public safety. Rosemary will also address the need to protect native species and offer proven, affordable, practical methods that homeowners, recreationalists, ranchers, and hobby farmers can use to protect themselves, their livestock, and their pets.
Rosemary Schiano is an independent wildlife field biologist, tracker and educator. She served from 2011-2019 with the US Forest Service in the high Rockies of Colorado. Rosemary has over 40 years of experience in the field studying wildlife across North America with an emphasis on terrestrial and avian predators. She trains and certifies federal and state agency personnel, wildlife professionals and law enforcement officers in classes and workshops on living with predators, natural history and ecology of predator species, bear spray, aversion and hazing techniques, and how to apply them. She also gives public talks and classes about predators, non-lethal methods for protecting pets and livestock, aversion techniques and co-existence. Rosemary has tracked hundreds of mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes over the course of her career and regularly hazes predators upon request for homeowners and ranchers. She has managed ranches and never lost an animal to predation.