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2008 GGNRA Endangered Species Big Year Project (202-227)

Thu, Sep 6, 7:30pm

Most Bay Area residents are unaware that Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) contains more federally threatened and endangered species than any other unit of the National Park System in the continental United States. The goals of the 2008 GGNRA Endangered Species Big Year are to introduce people to each and every one of the 34 federally listed threatened or endangered species found there, to help people take specific recovery actions for each species, and to help folks engage with GGNRA in ways that enhance the park's preservation mandate. The gateway for the project will be a website where folks can download a checklist of the species, learn about ethical wildlife watching, and sign up for guided trips to see the rare species that call GGNRA home. Participants will not only see the species but also have opportunities to take specific recovery actions.

Our speaker, Brent Plater, with his longstanding commitment to environmental protection, is the force behind this project. Former Bay Area Director of the Center for Biological Diversity, Brent recently joined Golden Gate University's School of Law as a Litigation Staff Attorney with the school's Environmental Law and Justice Clinic. He also teaches environmental law at San Francisco State University, serves on the Sierra Club Wildlife and Endangered Species Committee, and was recently appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to the GGNRA Pet Management Rulemaking Committee. Brent received his bachelor's degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, his law degree from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and his master's in public administration from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. He taught environmental law at Boston College, served as an environmental law fellow at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, and worked as a law clerk at the Environmental Law Foundation and a conservation intern at the National Wildlife Federation. Please join us to find out the details of his exciting new conservation initiative and how you can help to make it happen.

Instructor Brent Plater
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Notes Thu, Sep 6, 7:30pm  
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