CFAES’s Molly Bean shared this shot of the full house — 1,000-plus people in the Ohio Union in Columbus — at Monday’s night “Grizzly Bear 399” presentation. Thanks, Molly!
Ris Twigg reported on “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399,” Monday night’s full-house presentation by Todd Wilkinson and Thomas Mangelson, hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network, in Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern.
Two special events at Ohio State will look at two big personalities — a famous grizzly bear and media mogul turned environmentalist Ted Turner, who was born in Ohio — and the mark they’re making on the American West. Continue reading
Register by this Friday, May 22, for a May 29 workshop on the Endangered Species Act. The workshop is for natural resource professionals who work with the act — and with endangered species like the Kirtland’s warbler shown here. CFAES scientist Jeremy Bruskotter, one of the event’s organizers, said the Endangered Species Act is more important than ever due to persistent threats like climate change and new issues such as white-nose disease in bats. Congress passed the act in 1973. Details and a link to online registration. (Photo: Joel Trick, USWFS.)
If you have time, read this story to the very end. It’s worth it.
Speaking of saving salamanders, there’s some good work being done in Ohio. It helps a big, endangered Buckeye State native, the eastern hellbender, and, in its way, the people who are doing the work. Read the story. It quotes Joe Greathouse, among others, who speaks at Ohio State April 9. (Photo: Eastern hellbender by Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.)
Big thanks to National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore for his talk last night at Ohio State and to CFAES’s David Hanselmann and his colleagues in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and Environmental Professionals Network for serving as hosts. Some 800 people packed the Ohio Union’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. If your interests include wildlife of all kinds and sizes (from veiled chameleons to Francois langurs to Sumatran tigers), photography, and saving Earth’s sadly, ridiculously threatened biodiversity, check out Sartore’s stunning Photo Ark project. (Photo: Scarlet ibises, joelsartore.com.)