Friday, January 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Old and New
Join us on Zoom!
Humboldt Bay NWR was established in 1971, to conserve precious habitat for a diversity of wildlife. Learn more as retired Refuge Manager, Eric Nelson and current Refuge Manager, Cashell Villa, discuss the history of the National Wildlife Refuge System, key points where Audubon fits in, the history HBNWR, and where HBNWR and the Refuge System might be headed into the future.
Eric is from Sonoma County. He received his BS and MS in Wildlife Management from HSU and worked at refuges in AK, WA, OR, WY, and CA. The last 17 years of his career were spent as Refuge Manager at Humboldt Bay NWR Complex. In retirement he’s enjoying family, birding, traveling, hiking, camping, biking, and politics (just kidding).
Cashell is from San Luis Obispo, California and received her BS in Wildlife Biology from University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She has worked as a biologist in refuges across Alaska including Arctic, Tetlin, Selawik and Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuges. She served as the Deputy Refuge Manager at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii until late 2019 when she accepted the Refuge Manager position at Humboldt Bay NWR Complex. Cashell and her family enjoy hiking, biking, camping, traveling and exploring their new Humboldt Bay home.