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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Restoring rare and endangered aquatic species in Yosemite National Park
November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar Presentor:
Park Aquatic Ecologist
Yosemite National Park
Rob leads the Aquatic Wildlife Restoration Program in Yosemite National Park restoring endangered amphibians and rare turtles. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science degree (1997) in marine biology from Stockton University in Pomona, NJ and his Master of Science degree (2005) in conservation biology from California State University, Sacramento. Rob has over 20 years of agency experience working in West ranging from rare and threatened trout in the Rocky Mountains, to studying amphibian declines in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and now works with a suite of collaborators and partners to restore native species. In this talk, Rob will describe the steps Yosemite has taken to establish a successful restoration and reintroduction program for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged frog, CA Red-legged frog, and discuss their bullfrog eradication efforts as well as long-term monitoring projects for the Yosemite toad and Western Pond turtle.