October 10, 2018 - You are invite to attend the Yosemite Area Audubon Society Association meeting on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church at 4991 6th Street in Mariposa. Beth Pratt (pictured), California’s Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation, will be presenting a program on how Los Angeles residents embraced living with the mountain lion known as P-22, and got behind the ongoing effort to build the largest wildlife crossing in the world over the busiest freeway in the country to help save a population of mountain lions from extinction. As the New York Times wrote, Los Angeles values its native wildlife and is “a city at ease with wildlife in its midst, even potentially dangerous specimens.” Beth will close by sharing ways we can improve our co-existence with wildlife in and around the Yosemite area.
A lifelong advocate for wildlife, Beth Pratt has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty-five years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. As the California Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation, she says, “I have the best job in the world—advocating for the state’s remarkable wildlife.” Although most of her career has been spent in national parks, she now focuses her work on helping wildlife in cities.
Source: Yosemite Area Audubon Society