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Biological Resource Management Program Oct. 10

on October 5, 2012 - 11:10pm

PEEC News

Come to PEEC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 to hear about the Biological Resource Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chuck Hathcock will talk about the Lab’s compliance with environmental laws and the plan to protect sensitive species found on Lab property.

The biological resource management teams at LANL assess the status of a variety of organisms on LANL property, including some with threatened or endangered statuses.  The team then reports back about how to best manage the biological resources involved.  They have surveyed many different species, including the Jemez Mountain Salamander, Rio Grande Chub, and numerous bird and bat species. LANL scientists often call upon the biology division at the lab to give advice on proposed plans that may pose a threat to the local flora and fauna.

Chuck Hathcock is a wildlife biologist at LANL with over 15 years of experience in the field.  Hathcock and his colleagues have documented many important reports on the biology found in and around LANL.  His research focuses primarily on songbird population demographics.  Outside of work, Chuck is an avid naturalist and hiker and can be found most weekends birding, bird banding, or travelling. 

Have you ever wondered who is looking out for the plants and animals found on the 36 square miles of land owned by LANL?  Here’s your chance to hear how wildlife and the national security mission co-exist in this northern New Mexico landscape. Free.  For more information, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

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