Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition
Zach Wallace of the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) presents Golden Eagle Conservation in the Wyoming Basin Ecoregion. The talks in this series are free, and take place in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Coe Auditorium.
The Wyoming Basin Ecoregion is among the highest quality habitats for golden eagles in North America. Vast and relatively undisturbed sagebrush steppes, diverse topography, and abundant prey populations make the Wyoming Basin a stronghold for this iconic raptor. Human activities and expanding development of natural resources in the Wyoming Basin present both challenges and opportunities for the conservation of golden eagles and their habitats.
Zach Wallace has spent several years compiling data and literature on golden eagles in the Wyoming Basin as part of an effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop an ecoregional conservation strategy for the species. His presentation reviews the state of knowledge on golden eagle ecology in the Wyoming Basin and explores new model-based maps and tools designed to support broad-scale conservation planning and promote the long-term coexistence of golden eagles with humans and economic development.