This event is being held at the Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange, Ohio this Saturday, January 12th 2011. This event is free but space is limited.

Here is the description from the website,

Humans have devastated seabird colonies by excessive hunting and by introducing non-native mammals. Worldwide, 23% of all seabird species are now globally threatened by pollution, coastal development, and sea level rise from global warming. Although seabird nesting islands seem safe due to their remoteness, they are intimately connected to human activities.

Stephen Kress, Director of National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program, will review how techniques developed in Maine led to the restoration of puffins and terns to their historic nesting islands. He will also describe how these techniques help seabirds worldwide through several case studies including efforts to save the Common Murres in California, Caspian Terns in the Columbia River estuary, and the endangered Bermuda Petrel.

Location:

12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, Ohio 44050
440-458-5121

Stephen Kress has also given an excellent speech titled, “Restoring Endangered Seabirds: Lessons from Puffins and Terns,” which is available for order at the National Digital Library.