MCL Parks and Open Space Committee Meeting

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MCL Parks and Open Space Committee Meeting

May 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marin Conservation League
Parks and Open Space Committee
10:00 am-12:00 pm
In-person/Zoom Hybrid

In-person/Zoom Hybrid

Golden Gate Biosphere Network Management and Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Northern Spotted Owls Status


  • Samuel Cuthell, Network Coordinator, Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve Network.
    • Golden Gate Biosphere Network management and Climate Vulnerability Assessment. 30 minute presentation with 10 minutes for questions.
  • Taylor Ellis, Wildlife Technician, Point Reyes National Seashore.
    • Northern Spotted Owls status and importance of Marin County Population – 30 minute presentation with 10 minutes for questions
  • Nona Dennis and Terri Thomas – MCL’s Biodiversity Policy Discussion

Register for Meeting
Come to the MCL office (175 N. Redwood Drive, Suite 135) or register for the zoom meeting.

Samuel Cuthell is the Network Coordinator for the Golden Gate Biosphere Network (GGBN) based in the Bay Area of California. In his role for the GGBN, Sam focuses on developing and encouraging collaboration between the myriad of environmentally focused organizations that fall within the boundaries of the 17 million acre Biosphere Region.This landscape-level conservation effort is positioned to aggregate the work being done by GGBN partner organizations into projects and collaborations that combat climate change, improve regional biodiversity, and demonstrate socio-economic benefits of proximity to protected landscapes.

Taylor Ellis is a wildlife technician at Point Reyes National Seashore, where he implements the northern spotted owl monitoring program as well as monitoring other wildlife species throughout the year. Taylor has been working with spotted owls for 19 breeding seasons since first interning with the U.S. Forest Service in New Mexico. During this time he has worked throughout California and the southwest with various other wildlife species including northern goshawks, snowy plovers, and desert tortoises. Taylor recently received his M.S. in Biology after studying the indirect impacts of tule elk on small mammal populations at Tomales Point.

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