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Public Education Program by The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 6:30pm

Finger Lakes National Forest District Office

The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation is presenting a free public education program on August 22nd at the Finger Lakes National Forest District Office, starting at 6:30 p.m. Three speakers will present three exciting topics.

 Topic One: The Return of the Fisher: an amazing, reclusive mammal is making a comeback, perhaps even to your backyard. This program will be presented by Scott Smith, Senior Wildlife Biologist for the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

 Topic Two: What was that Sound?!: Learn how scientists are using passive acoustic monitoring for using sound recordings to identify sounds in natural habitats including birds, mammals, even marine creatures. The presenter is Russ Charif, Senior Bioacoustician from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

 Topic Three: Rattlesnake! There’s a lot of research on the timber rattlesnake taking place in the Southern Tier of New York, and you should know what is going on! The presenter is Kelly Raab, Fish and Wildlife Technician out of the Bath Regional Office of the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

 This informational program (great for families as well as for professionals), is being provided by the efforts of Greg Flood, Wildlife Biologist with the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest, Hector Ranger District, in collaboration with the American Wildlife Conservation Foundation.

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