#SaveLACougars Wildlife Crossing Panel & Reception
The National Wildlife Federation and the Liberty Wildlife Corridor Partnership invite you to engage with the experts who are working together to make California's first freeway wildlife crossing a reality. During this panel conversation, you will learn about the #SaveLACougars campaign and the key roles each partner plays in this landmark project - from research, design, land management, advocacy, education and fundraising. You will also get an update on the progress of the project that is set to break ground on construction in 2021. Immediately after the panel, there will be a private wine reception in the Capitol View Room on the 15th floor where you can meet and speak with experts and other wildlife supporters, like you, who are helping the National Wildlife Federation protect species and habitat in California and across the Country. Schedule Overview Panel Discussion: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Private Wine Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 15th Floor, Capitol View Room Panel of Experts Beth Pratt: CA Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation; has worked in environmental leadership roles for thirty years and leads the #SaveLACougars campaign. Barbara Marquez: Deputy District Director for Sustainability Caltrans District 7; presented and co-authored articles on wildlife connectivity related to impacts from Caltrans freeways. Clark Stevens: Architect, Resource Conservationist, and Land Planner with the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains; has extensive experience working on ecological restoration projects. Senator Fran Pavley: Served two terms in the California State Senate and three terms in the California State Assembly before retiring. Senator Pavley received national acclaim for her work that established California as a worldwide leader in promoting clean energy and reducing climate pollution. Dr. Seth Riley: Biologist, National Park Service; Adjunct Assoc. Prof., in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA; Manages the wildlife research program for the NPS. Sheik Moinddin: Caltrans Program and Project Manager; 27 years of experience working for Caltrans. Manages large-scale projects such as the wildlife crossing. Moderated by Mary Ellen Hannibal: Long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her book The Spine of the Continent profiles the most ambitious conservation effort ever made: to create linked protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico.
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