When you take the time away from the cities and hike down the trails or the parks, and surround yourself with the nature, you are actually immersing yourself in something much bigger. Much of the green spaces where animals also traverse is a corridor for the wildlife that can take them from Miami, Florida all the way to Quebec.
For this monthly Sierra Club Capital Group event, learn from the featured speaker, Dr. Ron Sutherland of Wildland Networks how the green spaces in the Triangle area connects to the rest of North Carolina and even the rest of the continent. What laws are in place to protect these wildlife corridors and core habitats, and what more do we need to get our local officials, state general assembly, and even Congress, to do in order to preserve the diminishing wildlife.
Of special interest is the wildlife corridor connections with William B. Umstead State Park - and their vulnerability due to the proposed new quarry pit on the Odd Fellows tract.
Speaker's bio: Dr. Ron Sutherland leads the development of new habitat connectivity models for the southeastern U.S., and coordinates efforts to map the entire Eastern Wildway. He also directs an extensive camera-trapping project in the red wolf recovery area in North Carolina, and is an enthusiastic public advocate for red wolf conservation.
Learn more by coming to our speaker's event on:
Feb 18, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607
Doors open at 6:30 PM, but event officially begins at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
Note: this event is cross-linked between the Sierra Club and The Umstead Coaliton's meetups. Note: the Sierra Club Capital Group is a Partner Organization of The Umstead Coalition.