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NFAS Program: Bald Eagles on Long Island at Peconic Lane Community Center
April 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
After nearly a century of absence, Bald eagles are once again nesting on Long Island! Learn about this amazing bird and how they staged one of the most remarkable conservation success stories of our time. The presentation will cover various aspects of natural history, the former abundance of Bald Eagles in NY State, and how our national symbol was restored to grandeur. Mike Scheibel has been the Natural Resources Manager at The Nature Conservancy, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island since 1996. Prior to working for TNC, Mike was a Senior Wildlife Biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. During the nearly two decades he worked at the Bureau of Wildlife, in addition to working in traditional game species management with white-tailed deer and waterfowl, he initiated the local endangered species program, surveying and managing a diverse group of non-game species including osprey, bald eagle, piping plover and tiger salamander. He served as the New York State representative on the federal Roseate Tern Recovery Team and was one of the original authors of the Roseate Tern Recovery Plan, 1989.
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