A special dinner program presented by Wildlife Biologist, John Buck
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by 7:00 p.m presentation
Menu: Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Watercress With Tomato and Avocado Salad, and Apple Galette
In light of so much recent news about eagles, and eaglet hatchings on Live Cam in Florida, The Thompson Center is thrilled to offer this new program brought to us by Vermont’s Fish And Wildlife Department. John’s slide presentation will include an overview of Bald Eagle biology, the Department’s restoration efforts that include hatching, habitat protection, and nest monitoring, and a summary of eagle population to date. This program is open to adults of all ages.
John Buck is a Wildlife Biologist, and Migratory Birds Biologist, in the Barre Office of Vermont Fish and Wildlife. John has worked for Fish & Wildlife since 1980. He holds a M.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Vermont. As one of the department’s wildlife biologists, John is responsible for directing the recovery of threatened and endangered bird species including bald eagle, grasshopper sparrow, whip-poor-will, spruce grouse, common nighthawk and black tern. In addition, he also directs the management of bird species of special concern including black-backed woodpecker, golden-winged warbler and bicknell’s thrush. John also is charged with monitoring post-recovery bird species, habitat management and conservation of bird species of greatest conservation need, habitat and facilities management of 11 wildlife management areas covering approximately 7,000 acres of land. During his time off, John enjoys participating in choral ensembles, playing guitar, home brewing, maple sugaring, sailing, hunting, fishing and photography.