Wildlife lovers are invited to learn about the return of gray wolves to California from one of the scientists working to make the comeback happen.
Lauren Richie, Director of California Wolf Recovery for the California Wolf Center, will speak 7 – 8 p.m., Thurs., March 20, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park. A conservation biologist, Lauren previously worked to resolve human-wildlife conflicts for Defenders of Wildlife and holds degrees in biology and environmental management.
After being extirpated across the lower 48 states, gray wolves are making a comeback in the Pacific Northwest. In December 2011, a male wolf dubbed “OR-7” crossed into California, marking the first documented wolf in the state in nearly 90 years.
Richie’s presentation “Return of the California Gray Wolf” will explore wolf ecology, the history and current status of wolf recovery, and what the California Wolf Center is doing to help wolves return to California and beyond.
Cost for the program is $15 per person, $10 for museum members. The program is geared for adults and children 11 and older. Pre-registration is available, but not required. Register at: http://wildlife-museum.org/cart/registration/3818
For information, call (925) 627-2913, or visit www.wildlife-museum.org.