Sunday, February 8, 2015

Community Program - The Reintroduction of Wolves to Yellowstone National Park - Monday, Feb 16th

MCAS Community Program: The Reintroduction of Wolves to Yellowstone National Park
Presented by David Clendenen
Monday February 16 @7 pm

David and Sherryl Clendenen have volunteered each summer with the National Park Services’ Wolf Reintroduction Program for 11 years, beginning in 2003, when they first visited Yellowstone together. Through photographs and illustrations, David will recount the history of wolves in Yellowstone, including their extirpation in the early 1900’s, their controversial and wildly successful reintroduction in 1995, and the political backlash that has resulted from their re-colonization of public and private lands across the Rocky Mountains.

Dave has enjoyed a 33-year career in conservation since graduating from Cal Poly in 1981 with a degree in Wildlife Biology. He worked for 15 years as a field biologist on the California Condor Recovery Program, then 16 years with The Wildlands Conservancy, as Preserve Manager and Ecologist at Wind Wolves Preserve, in Kern County. He returned to San Luis Obispo in 2014 and currently serves as Land Manager for Morro Coast Audubon Society, and is a lab technician in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly.

MCAS Community Programs are usually presented on the third Monday of each month, at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion, in El Chorro Regional Park, on Highway 1 across from Cuesta College. All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. As always, all ages are welcome.

Here is a map to the Oak Glen Pavillion at El Chorro Regional Park.
For more information, call (805) 772-1991 or visit