SB Audubon Evening Program: Rodent Control Without Poisoning Our Children, Pets, & Wildlife
October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Presented by Kian and Joel Schulman & Cathy Schoonmaker
Rodenticides are abundant throughout the ecosystem from residential and commercial usage, poisoning wildlife predator species including owls, hawks, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions at 80% to 90% exposure rates. Presenters Kian and Joel Schulman, wih Cathy Schoonmaker, will discuss how this is unnecessary and describe alternative methods. Recent efforts to protect wildlife at the city, county, and state level will be presented.
Kian and Joel Schulman founded Poison Free Malibu in 2013 to work to stop the poisoning of wildlife. The effort started in Malibu, and spread to nearby cities and counties, and then statewide as a part of a coalition to pass state legislation restricting rat poisons. Cathy Schoonmaker is a National Park Service Ranger and an Outdoor Recreation Planner for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.