Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

 WDFW - Derek Stinson

WDFW - Derek Stinson

 
 
 

May 10TH

Kitsap Audubon May 10th Program: Endangered Wildlife in Washington:
how, who, where, and why by
Derek W. Stinson, WDFW

Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

WDFW Wildlife Biologist Derek Stinson will give us an overview of the wildlife species listed as Endangered,
Threatened, or Sensitive by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will also talk about the listing process, and try to answer the question,“What good does it do?” Are
our regulations and the level of action by conservation agencies up to the task? What are the most common threats resulting in the need for listing, and what is the hidden threat that results in rare species declining into a
death spiral, even when habitat is available? What are some of the recovery projects underway and what is the outlook for the future?
Derek has a B.S. in biology from Framingham State University in Massachusetts and an M.S. in zoology from WSU. He has been an endangered species biologist with the WDFW for 20 years. He is the author of the state recovery plans for lynx,
sage-grouse, and sharp-tailed grouse, and numerous species status reports, and assisted with population modeling of Gray Wolves. He has also authored or co-authored research papers in the Condor, Journal of Wildlife Management, Journal of Field Ornithology, Wilson Bulletin, Journal of Raptor Research, Northwestern Naturalist, Mammalian Species, Pacific Science, and Emu. He previously worked on rare and endangered species in the Mariana Islands.

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