When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors at Henry Miller Library in Carmel

Saturday Sep 02 2017   3:00 PM
Henry Miller Library at the Barnyard  3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel, CA  map

With wildlife increasingly commingling with California’s residents and neighborhoods, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom will explore inspiring stories celebrate a new paradigm for wildlife conservation: coexistence.

Wildness beats in the heart of California’s urban areas.

A mountain lion known as P-22 lives in the middle of Los Angeles. Porpoises cavort in San Francisco Bay after a sixty-five year absence. And on the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg and his staff have provided a home for an endearing family of wild gray foxes. A movement of diverse individuals and communities is taking action to recast wildlife as an integral part of our everyday lives.

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors explores this evolving dynamic between humans and animals, including remarkable stories like how Californians are welcoming wolves back to the state after the incredible journey of the wolf OR-7, how park staff and millions of visitors rallied to keep Yosemite’s famed bears wild, and many more tales from across the state.

Beth will discuss these issues, sign copies of her book When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors, and answer your questions. A perfect afternoon for ALL AGES!

RSVP required; $10 donation. More information here.

Beth Pratt-BergstromBeth Pratt-Bergstrom has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty-five years. As the California director for the National Wildlife Federation, she says, “I have the best job in the world—advocating for the state’s remarkable animals.” Her conservation work has been featured by The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World Service, CBS This Morning, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR, and she has written for CNN.com, Boom: A Journal of California, Yellowstone Discovery, Yosemite Journal, and Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite. She is the author of the novel The Idea of Forever and the official Junior Ranger Handbook for Yosemite. Beth lives outside of Yosemite with her husband, four dogs, two cats, and the wildlife that frequents her NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat backyard.