Thank you to everyone who came out to make this event a resounding success! With upwards of 65 people in attendance, every single seat in the house was filled.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6PM to 8PM
600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, California 91001
That's a wrap!
A sincere thanks to our presenters, Korinna, Robin and Johanna for spending the time to come out and present for the Altadena Community event. We were happy to see so many community members come out to learn more about their wild neighbors!
Senior District Representative Vickere Murphy from the Office of State Senator Anthony Portantino of the 25th District attended. The CA Senator honored the speakers with certifications of recognition.
Also in attendance was Dorothy "Dot" Wong from the Altadena Town Council. The Town Council has been following the growing concerns in the area and decided to come and make an appearance.
In addition, three county Superintendents that manage wildlife areas came out in support, and will be bringing the information presented back to their departments.
We look forward to doing more community events in the future. Stay tuned for details!
Please join Mountain Lion Foundation's Conservation Specialist, Korinna Domingo, Field Representative, Robin Parks, and CougarMagic's Johanna Turner as they talk about mountain lions! This informative presentation is all about living safely with lions. Topics that will be addressed include conflict prevention and response, properly protecting pets and livestock, and what you should do if you encounter a lion.
Folks are encouraged to come with questions and concerns for the Q & A session following the presentations.
About the Presenters
Johanna Turner has studied the behavior of the local foothills' mountain lion population for over ten years and has insight on seasonal conditions that bring lions into suburbia and how they behave when they are there.
Robin Parks retired from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in 2004 after a 25 year career in federal law enforcement. Robin's presentations provide basic cougar biology, general safety tips, and various "shoot/don't shoot" considerations and scenarios geared toward law enforcement personnel, which show that killing a wayward cougar simply because it has wandered into human territory is rarely necessary and is often the wrong decision.
Korinna Domingo has been mitigating wildlife conflicts in the state of California since 2016, working with state and federal agencies to reduce the number of mountain lions killed on depredations. Korinna is dedicated to communicating science and working collaboratively with community members to implement solutions that protect both lions and livelihoods.