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Biologist talks animal migration Tuesday in Vail Valley

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Special to the Vail DailyVail Daily speakers: Paige Bonaker is a biologist at the Center for Native Ecosystems in Boulder
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VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Biologist Paige Bonaker will talk about animal habitat and migration in Colorado during the first installment of the Vail Valley’s High Country Speaker Series at the Avon Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Many of Colorado’s wildlife species will travel hundreds of miles in their lifetime, yet these journeys are becoming much more difficult as our landscape becomes increasingly fragmented,” says Bonaker, who works at the Center for Native Ecosystems in Boulder.

The center works to conserve and recover native species and ecosystems of the Greater Southern Rockies, she says.

“Preserving and restoring travel corridors for wildlife could be one of our greatest legacies, especially for far-ranging species such as Canada lynx, wolverine and wolf,” she says.

Bonaker has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and an M.S. in environmental studies from the University of Montana. She has studied human-wildlife interaction in areas as diverse as Montana and Africa and has also helped coordinate the Citizen Science Wildlife Monitoring Program with the Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project.

The program, sponsored by the Gore Range Natural Science School and the Eagle Valley Library District, is free but reservations are recommended by calling the Avon Public Library at 970-949-6797.

The High Country Speaker Series brings scholars to our community to share knowledge and views of the Western landscape. The theme of this year’s discussions is animal migration. For more information about the High Country Speaker Series, visit http://www.gorerange.org or http://www.evld.org

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If you go …

What: High Country Speaker Series with Paige Bonaker

When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday

Where: Avon Public Library

Cost: Free

More information: 970-949-6797

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2010 series:

Feb. 9: Delia Malone will address “Song Birds as Indicators of Riparian Habitat Quality”

Feb. 23: Dr. Chris Ray, a world renowned expert on the pika, will discuss her research on “Climate Change and the Pika Population in our Mountains”

March 9: Dr. David Armstrong, trustee of the Nature Conservancy, will speak about “Movements of Mammals of the High Country: Patterns and Prospects”

March 23: Dr. Kim Langmaid, founder of Gore Range Natural Science School, will present her research on “Ecology and Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains”.

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Biologist Paige Bonaker will talk about animal habitat and migration in Colorado during the first installment of this year’s High Country Speaker Series at the Avon Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Many of Colorado’s wildlife species will travel hundreds of miles in their lifetime, yet these journeys are becoming much more difficult as our landscape becomes increasingly fragmented,” says Bonaker, who works at the Center for Native Ecosystems in Boulder.

The center works to conserve and recover native species and ecosystems of the Greater Southern Rockies, she says.

“Preserving and restoring travel corridors for wildlife could be one of our greatest legacies, especially for far-ranging species such as Canada lynx, wolverine and wolf,” she says.

Bonaker has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and an M.S. in environmental studies from the University of Montana. She has studied human-wildlife interaction in areas as diverse as Montana and Africa and has also helped coordinate the Citizen Science Wildlife Monitoring Program with the Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project.

The program, sponsored by the Gore Range Natural Science School and the Eagle Valley Library District, is free but reservations are recommended by calling the Avon Public Library at 970-949-6797.

The High Country Speaker Series brings scholars to our community to share knowledge and views of the Western landscape. The theme of this year’s discussions is animal migration. For more information about the High Country Speaker Series, visit http://www.gorerange.org or http://www.evld.org


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