S.B. Audubon Society Presents: Rodent Control without Poisons

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Wed, Oct 28 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Rodenticides are abundant throughout the ecosystem from residential and commercial usage, poisoning wildlife predator species including owls, hawks, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions at 80% to 90% exposure rates. Presenters Kian and Joel Schulman, along with NPS ranger Cathy Schoonmaker, will discuss how this is unnecessary and describe alternative methods. Recent efforts to protect wildlife at the city, county, and state level will be presented.

Kian and Joel Schulman founded Poison Free Malibu in 2013 to work to stop the poisoning of wildlife. The effort started in Malibu, and spread to nearby cities and counties, and then statewide as part of a coalition to pass state legislation restricting rat poisons.

Cathy Schoonmaker is an Outdoor Recreation Planner for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. With a degree in Environmental Biology, she has over 10 years of experience working with our native Southern California wildlife, specifically coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions. Ms. Schoonmaker currently works on the Nature Neighbor Program, sponsored by the National Park Service, providing outreach and education to local communities about our wildlife’s success and struggles living adjacent to urban areas and how residents can coexist with these animals.


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