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Wildlands Network & Creation of Continental Wildways
June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
South Wake Conservationists, a chapter of the NC Wildlife Federation, invites the public to our June 8th program featuring Ron Sutherland – Director, Eastern Program Office of Wildlands Network.
Ron is a conservation scientist leading efforts to create a Wildlands Network Design for the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Plain, an extremely bio-diverse region stretching from southern Virginia to southern Florida. Joining the Wildlands Network in the summer of 2010, he is also helping to design and implement wildlife corridors connecting the coastal plain to the extensive mountain forests in the Southern Appalachians.
Growing up in Cary, NC, Ron developed an intense passion for nature conservation, especially after watching his childhood forest playground literally get bulldozed into a parking lot. He received a BS in Biology from NCSU (during which time he traveled to Australia and conducted research on flatback sea turtles) and received an MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His MS thesis focused on the conflicting goals of population growth and wildlife conservation within small colonist villages in Bolivia. Ron recently completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where he studied the response of a wide range of wildlife species to urbanization and vehicle traffic in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.
Please join us on June 8th, 2017, 7 pm, at Bass Lake Park to learn about Wildlands Network & Creation of Continental Wildways. No reservations are required.