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Lecture: Jamaica Bay Issues, Management and Wildlife

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Don Riepe

Despite intensive development over the past 100 years, Jamaica Bay still provides critical habitat for a great diversity of wildlife. Located along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, it is important nesting, winter and migratory habitat for many species of avifauna. Over 340 species of birds have been recorded in the bay over the past 50 years.

Today, many groups and agencies are working together to protect and enhance the bay’s fragile habitat resources. The challenges are daunting as sea level rise, marsh loss and an expected increase in New York City’s human population will be difficult issues to accommodate and surmount.

Please join us to hear Don talk about the Jamaica Bay Issues, Management and Wildlife.

Don Riepe retired in 2003 from the National Park Service where he worked as a naturalist ranger and manager of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in NYC . Currently, he is employed as Jamaica Bay Guardian and Director of the Northeast Chapter for the American Littoral Society. Don has written many articles on natural history subjects and his photographs have been published in many journals including Scientific American, National Wildlife, Audubon, Defenders, Underwater Naturalist, Parade and The New York Times. He has an M.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of New Hampshire and has taught a course in Wildlife Management at St. John’s University. A long time member of the Port Authority’s Bird Hazard Task Force, he also serves on the board of  NYC Audubon and is co-chair of the Jamaica Bay Task Force. He has no spare time.

Photo Credit: The New York Times


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Date:
February 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Bedford Audubon Society
Phone:
914-232-1999
Website:
www.bedfordaudubon.org

Venue

Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Phone:
914-232-3508
Website:
http://www.katonahlibrary.org/

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