Cholla Nicoll, a local wildlife conservationist, in conjunction with Karina Hillard from the Patagonia Marshal’s office, will be presenting “Living with Predators in the Wild/Urban Interface” with speaker Rosemary Schiano. This presentation is in response to the killing of a mountain lion this past May who had become habituated to humans in Patagonia. 

Rosemary Schiano has more than 30 years of experience working with large predators and educating the public, along with government agencies, on effective strategies to create cohabitation. The presentation will focus on what the community can do to prevent predators from becoming habituated to humans. 

Topics to be covered along with ecology will include private property management, legislation and law enforcement’s role. 

This event is being sponsored by The Patagonia Marshal’s Office and co-sponsored by Friends of Sonoita Creek. Please join us at Cady Hall January 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.