Date & Time
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farrand Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Presented by Russell Galipeau
Measuring 13 inches, the Island Scrub-Jay is distinguished from other scrub-jays by its larger size—almost 1/3 larger than its mainland counterpart. It is restricted to Santa Cruz Island, making it susceptible to any major disaster, a disease outbreak, or widespread land-use changes. Join just-retired Superintendent of Channel Islands National Park Russell Galipeau as he explores efforts by the Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service to conserve this endemic species.
This summer, Russell Galipeau retired after a 40-year career with the National Park Service, the last 15 years serving as Superintendent of Channel Islands National Park. He has worked in parks from Alaska to Florida and Kentucky to California on projects from wolf control to island restoration. Galipeau is a native of St. Augustine, Florida, and has a degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida.