When: Fri., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. 2020
Damon Goodman of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will reprise his fascinating lecture, “The Biology & Conservation of Native Lampreys.” Lampreys often are overlooked in riverine management, but they play a critical role in the ecology of our rivers as ecosystem engineers and food web superstars. This talk will explore the biology of these often-misunderstood fish, examine problems they face, and discuss efforts that are underway to conserve them. Damon is the lead for Pacific Lamprey conservation efforts in California for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has been exploring the biology of the lampreys over the past 15 years. Damon has found himself in nearly every primary stream in California with access to the ocean and has co-authored 21 peer reviewed publications on native fishes. This free public lecture, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, is sponsored by FOAM. Seating is limited to the first 50 attendees, on a first-come, first-served basis.