Sunday, October 22, 2006

2006 Open House Event

Hi all,
On Saturday, Oct. 14th, more than 60 people attended the 5th annual Hi Mountain Lookout Project open house event. Quite a diverse group, including staff, interns, and volunteers representing the California Condor Recovery Program from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Hopper Mountain and Bittercreek National Wildlife Refuges, the U.S. Forest Service at Los Padres National Forest, Pinnacles National Park, Ventana Wildlife Society, The Peregrine Fund Condor Project and Arizona Game and Fish Department, and of course, the Hi Mountain Lookout Project. Also attending were folks representing Morro Coast Audubon Society, California Audubon, Cal Poly Biological Sciences Department, Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Carizzo Plains, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara Zoo, and Cuesta College astronomers. Whew, quite a turnout (on a day with threatening stormy weather, but the day turned out nice), and a good time had by all. Check out the open house photos that Paul Andreano has been busy posting to the website at
Steve Schubert
Volunteer Coordinator, Hi Mountain Lookout Project