Wednesday, May 10, 2017
THREE DECADES OF RURAL OUTREACH: PEOPLE, PENS & PUMA CONCOLOR
Presented by: LYNN CULLENS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MOUNTAIN LION FOUNDATION
Over more than a decade, the Mountain Lion Foundation has built demonstration pens to protect livestock kept by rural homeowners from depredation by mountain lions. Working within communities that have experienced significant losses to lions, the Foundation has learned about what works and what doesn't in terms of pen design and placement, features for particular species of livestock, special considerations for climate and habitat, and adding additional measures to deter depredation.
Mountain Lion Foundation has experimented with ways to engage small towns and urban‐edge neighborhoods in depredation prevention and to maintain lasting interest in livestock protection and carnivore conservation. We'll share our experiences and insights, including community demographics, depredation recording, consideration of responses to the trauma of pet and livestock loss, home assessment, and development of a model community program for long-term lion conservation near the Institute in Julian, San Diego County, California.
Important Entry Details
The event is free and open to the public.
San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, Calif. 92027
Beckman Meeting Room
The driveway is not the same as the Safari Park. The Institute address is 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. The entrance is separate and gated. Use the intercom to enter, saying you are there for the seminar. Follow the drive all the way to the end at the left. Upon entering the institute, take the stairs down to your left.
About the Presenter:
Lynn has been working with the Mountain Lion Foundation since 1989 when she volunteered during the Proposition 117 Campaign to end trophy hunting of lions in California. As Executive Director, she leads the organization's fight to end trophy hunting in 14 states and to reduce the number of mountain lions killed as a result of depredation, poisons, traffic, poaching and habitat loss.