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September 3, 2014
Ron Eckstein The Bald Eagle:The fall and rise of a Northwoods icon
Ron Eckstein is a wildlife biologist and worked for the DNR retiring in 2010. Ron continues to be a Endangered Resources volunteer with the WDNR working with bald eagles, ospreys and old growth forests. Ron has banded over 1300 nestling bald eagles, and erected over 150 osprey nest platforms.
Join us on September 3rd to learn more about our Bald Eagle.
Bald eagles have made a dramatic recovery in Wisconsin over the last 30 years. This recovery occurred because of good people applying good science. Ron will review the natural history of bald eagles and how they are adapted to their life at the top of the food chain. He will discuss how people caused their populations to decline, how people used science to determine the cause of the decline, and how people influenced the recovery of bald eagles. He will discuss the distribution and abundance of the local eagle population as well as how state and federal agencies protect and manage bald eagles.