Beth Pratt, author and conservation leader, joins John Muir Laws to talk about her work with mountain lions and building the largest wildlife crossing in the world in the most unlikely of places; the Los Angeles area. And their adventures together in the wild world—like watching wolves in Yellowstone or Pika in Yosemite.
John Muir Laws will share tips and strategies to draw the face of a mountain lion in the 3/4 angle.
A lifelong advocate for wildlife, Beth has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty-five years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. As the California Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation, she says, “I have the best job in the world—advocating for the state’s remarkable wildlife.” Beth leads the #SaveLACougars campaign to build the largest wildlife crossing in the world in the Los Angeles area to help save a population of mountain lions from extinction, and her conservation work has been featured by The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC World Service, CBS This Morning, the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, and NPR.
Her new book, I Heart Wildlife: A Guided Activity Journal for Connecting With the Wild World, was released in August, and she is also the author of When Mountain Lions are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out In California, published by Heyday Books. She has given a TEDx talk about coexisting with wildlife called, “How a Lonely Cougar in Los Angeles Inspired the World,” and is featured in the new documentary, “The Cat that Changed America.” Beth spends much of her time in LA, but makes her home outside of Yosemite, “my north star,” with her five dogs, two cats, and the mountain lions, bears, foxes, and other wildlife that frequent her backyard.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration is necessary, This live workshop can hold 500 people and is open to everyone on a first come basis. If you are new to Zoom or are having trouble with the meeting controls, please see these notes and suggestions on Zoom Tips for Online Classes with John Muir Laws to help you get more out of the online workshop. When possible I will also make a recording of the workshop and post it on my blog. I look forward to seeing you there!
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