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May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
From Anecdote to Academia: What the Nature of the City of Rocks Might be Telling Us
Wallace will join us IN PERSON in Shields, room 201 and on ZOOM (for those unable to attend in person).
Superintendent Wallace Keck will share the incidental to the federally funded natural resource management projects being conducted at City of Rocks National Reserve. Take a journey with Wallace as he leads us into the heart of the Reserve. Discover what the research might be telling us about our unique corner of the world, and how we can get involved.
Wallace is the Superintendent of City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park in southern Cassia County, where he has spent 20 years promoting the parks as two of the top places to go birding (and climbing, and camping) in Idaho. His birding obsession began 38 years ago in an ornithology lab at Arkansas Tech University. He has worked for 5 public land agencies and seven parks, leaving behind published bird checklists in each of them. Wallace has published a 44-page booklet entitled “Birder’s Guide to City of Rocks National Reserve”, available at the Visitor’s Center in Almo for $5.00 and a free on-line City of Rocks Bird Checklist. Wallace, his wife Susan and his doodle Clancy live in the shadow of Cache Peak north of Almo. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find him with a camera in one hand and a pair of binoculars in the other, chasing birds and wildflowers around “The City” and Castle Rocks State Park, and on “Big Years”, across the country.