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Workshop to recover Southern resident orcas, Chinook salmon

  • Thu Oct 26th, 2017 4:43pm
  • Life

Submitted by the CALF Planning Committee

The CALF Planning Committee presents the fifth Southern resident orca CALF (Community Action – Look Forward) workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 at the San Juan Island Grange No. 966. This workshop is the fifth in a series of ongoing community events featuring topics and discussion about how individuals can contribute to the recovery of Southern resident orcas and Chinook salmon.

Guest speakers include Robert Crabtree, founder of the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, who will discuss how to apply lessons learned from the Yellowstone ecosystem to Salish Sea recovery efforts; and Mike Sutton, Chair of COMPASS Science Communication, Inc. and Ocean Champions, with a conversation about the complex issues involving the Pacific Salmon Treaty, federal law and state management.

The workshop will include break-out sessions and facilitated discussion on how the community can become more involved in orca and salmon recovery. Registration is by donation and all are welcome to attend. Lunch can be pre-ordered or bring your own.

Attendees of the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee Southern resident killer whale protection workshop on Friday, Oct. 27 are encouraged to attend CALF V on Sunday, Oct. 29 to continue the community conversation.

For more information, contact Deborah Giles, Ph.D. at giles7@uw.edu or 916-531-1516.