Program: Santa Cruz Island Scrub-Jay Conservation


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come learn about this special species of Scrub-Jay found nowhere else in the world.

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.


pgm-Russell-Galipeau-Family.jpgThis 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.

Doors open at 7:00 pm – join us for refreshments

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society