During the 1930s-1950s, Cyril S Robinson made important contributions toward protecting the California condor. He left an invaluable record of the condor and publicly advocated on behalf of the species. This post presents an overview of Robinson and the condor.
Maps of Los Padres National Forest: 1925-2012
During the middle decades of the 20th century, all California condors depended on habitat found within the Los Padres National Forest. This national forest was key to the survival of the species.
With that in mind, I collected 7 maps of the Los Padres National Forest published by the federal government’s Forest Service. These are maps intended for the public. They reveal something of the “multiple uses” management of the forest, including the designation of areas for the condor. More importantly, because they include supplementary information about the forest, the maps serve as guides to the forest, including its most famous avian residents.
So here’s a look at these maps.
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In 1926, Walter Fry wrote a valuable, if brief, report about the California condor. Here’s a look at that report, its significance, and other contributions by Fry.
The National Audubon Society’s 1976 symposium
On 23 October 1976, the National Audubon Society held its Symposium on the California Condor in San Rafael, California. The speakers included representatives from Audubon and from state and federal government agencies. In this post I offer a brief report based on the published proceedings of the symposium.
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Here is another handful of patents that relate to the California condor in some way.