Program: Restoring Bird Habitat on the Channel Islands

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Farrand Hall, SB Museum of Natural History

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Presented by Annie Little, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Cost: Free to the Public

Since 2002, the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (MSRP) has been restoring natural resources on the Channel Islands harmed by the pesticide DDT. This talk will highlight the various MSRP bird restoration efforts on the California Islands, including the: 1) Bald Eagle reintroduction program, 2) Peregrine Falcon monitoring effort, 3) seabird habitat restoration and social attraction program on Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands, and 4) seabird restoration program on the Baja California Pacific Islands. This talk will highlight the successes and challenges of these restoration projects, and the value of partnerships.

For the past 21 years, Annie Little has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Based out of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, she initially worked on endangered species conservation. Since 2002, Annie has been the MSRP avian biologist and is currently stationed at Channel Islands National Park. In this role, she oversees the implementation of multiple bird restoration projects on the California Islands. She is also actively involved with promoting trilateral island conservation as part of the Canada/U.S./Mexico Trilateral Committee. Annie has a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego. She has been fortunate to do fieldwork in remote places of the world, including Ecuador and the subantarctic island of Crozet, but she is most happy working close to home on the Channel Islands.