Saturday, May 13, 2006

10-Year Anniversary Event

Hello all,
Twenty-two people attended the Hi Mountain Lookout Project 10-year anniversary event. During the lunch break we were joined by another 15 who were attending the annual Pozo Wildflower Weekend field trip.
Special guest Don Parham shared his recollections of the 1970*s Huff*s Hole peregrine falcon nest watch. Hi Mountain Lookout was staffed by volunteers from Morro Coast Audubon Society, working several day shifts, observing and protecting the endangered peregrine site each nesting season before the USFS fire lookout would come on duty. It was great to have Don make a visit again after all these years!
We also appreciated an update on the condor recovery program and recent events at Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, presented by USFWS biologist Dan Tappe.
It was a good day to be up on the mountain!
-Steve Schubert