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Free Events: Wolves in California: The Long Journey Home

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)


California is excited to celebrate the beginning of what could be one of our state’s most inspiring conservation stories: the return of the gray wolf, after being absent for decades following extirpation by humans. As a keystone predator, wolves provide a critical balance to the ecosystem in which they belong. To prepare for the return of wolves in California, the California Wolf Center is working to forge a visionary path for wolf recovery that focuses on solutions, instead of the conflict that often pervades wolf recovery elsewhere. No other animal in history has so captured the imagination of people than the wolf! Come learn about the true nature of this dynamic predator and what the return of this iconic species means to our golden state.


Karin Vardaman

Karin grew up in Laguna Beach, Ca. Her background is in Marine Science and conservation. She began her career working as the director of animal care and operations at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. In 1989 she joined the Ocean Institute (an environmental education & conservation center) in Dana Point and spent 24 years with them holding several positions including Senior Director of Maritime.

Karin started volunteering with the California Wolf Center in 2011 working in animal care and education, and was hired in March 2013. She currently serves as the Director of California Wolf Recovery.

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