Join Laura Cunningham for a presentation with her artwork, photos, and research on the ecology and management of Point Reyes National Seashore. An ongoing National Park Service General Management Plan revision is ongoing, and public comments are welcome, for Point Reyes National Seashore and the northern portion of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This plan revision will decide how these park units will be managed as our public lands for decades to come. Cunningham will discuss her research on what primeval Point Reyes was like 500 years ago, with herds of tule elk, grizzly bears, abundant salmon, pods of whales offshore, and lush coastal prairies filled with wildflowers and rare butterflies. Issues with current commercial dairy and beef ranching leases in the park will be examined, as well as alternatives for managing the tule elk herds present within the park units. Open discussion and a question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Laura Cunningham grew up in the Bay Area and has visited Point Reyes National Seashore since the 1980s. She is an author, artist, historical ecologist, and conservationist. She wrote and illustrated A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California (Heyday 2010). She is California Director for the conservation nonprofit Western Watersheds Project. http://www.westernwatersheds.org
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