Seabird Restoration on the California Islands
WITH ANNIE LITTLE OF THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
The talk will highlight restoration efforts for seabirds on the Channel Islands and Baja California Pacific Islands, including invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and social attraction.
For the past 21 years, Annie Little has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Based out of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office in southern California, she initially worked on endangered species conservation in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. Since 2002, Annie has been the lead avian biologist for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program. In this role, she oversees the implementation of multiple seabird restoration projects on the California Islands and the reintroduction of the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands. Annie's focus is th conservation of unique island ecosystems, including eradication and control of invasive species, biosecurity, habitat restoration, and reintroduction of native species.
Annie is the U.S. coordinator for the Trilateral Island Initiative, which promotes island conservation and collaboration among partners in Canada, U.S., and Mexico. Annie is stationed at Channel Islands National Park in Ventura, California. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Annie has been fortunate to do fieldwork in remote places of the world, including Ecuador and the subantarctic island of Crozet, but she is most happy working close to home on the California Islands.
Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are available at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors.