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Free Events: Wolves in California: The Long Journey Home

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Description

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.

Presenter

Christina Souta

Christina Souto was born and raised in Hayward, CA where she was introduced to ecology and the environment through spending time with her family hiking, camping, and bird watching. She moved to San Diego, CA to go to college at UCSD and earned her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Systems and Minored in History. She began her work at the California Wolf Center as an intern and was hired as the Program Coordinator leading educational efforts, and onsite Caretaker in 2013. Christina became the Associate Director of California Wolf Recovery in 2016 and is passionate about understanding and supporting the community directly impacted by the recovery of wild wolves.

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