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The Community Talks! 50 Years Studying Eagles in SW Idaho 5/13/2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Community Talks!

Our popular lecture series is back with a new name, The Community Talks! Join us as we continue our tradition of offering interesting topics from local speakers free of charge.

Mike Kochert will discuss major findings of the long-term work on a Golden Eagle nesting population in southwestern Idaho. He will discuss overall Golden Eagle biology, eagle-prey-habitat relationships, and responses of the nesting eagles to massive habitat and environmental changes that have occurred in the area during the last half century. He will also discuss the significance of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in southwestern Idaho where he has worked for nearly 50 years as well as his experiences during his career.

Mike is an emeritus scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Boise Idaho and an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. He has been studying various facets of raptor ecology for the last 49 years, specifically in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). He received a BS in Wildlife Management at Purdue University in 1969 and a MS in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Idaho in 1972 where he studied nesting ecology and chemical contamination of Golden Eagles in southwestern Idaho. The Bureau of Land Management hired Mike in 1972 as the first biologist for what is now the NCA. This enabled him to continue his work on the Golden Eagles in southwestern Idaho, which is on-going to the present day. Over the years, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Biological Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey, focusing on the raptors in the NCA.

 Wednesday, May 13  6:30 p.m. FREE! 

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