Conservation Advisory Committee & Fund
The purpose of the Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Advisory Committee is to support the Zoo’s Conservation vision. The objectives of this Committee are to raise public awareness of relevant conservation issues, to propose fund-raising ideas for the Conservation Fund, and to select conservation projects to support with Zoo Conservation Funds. This Committee serves in an advisory role to the Zoo Foundation Board of Directors.
Check back often and discover new ways in which you can help support both local and international conservation projects!
Conservation Grants Program
The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation and Conservation Advisory Committee offer an annual Conservation Grants Program to support individuals or organizations with projects that have a clear direct impact on wildlife and/or habitat conservation. The submission period for 2013 applications has closed.
- Arcata Elementary School was awarded $985 to help students contribute data to Cornell University’s Project Feederwatch. In conjunction with a Humboldt State University riparian habitat restoration project, students will monitor bird use of the restored habitat.
- HSU Graduate Student Rachael Olliff was awarded $997 to monitor the relationship between the native but seldom-studied Dune Silver Bee and flowering plants on the North Spit of Humboldt Bay and publish informational pamphlets.
- Andrew Tilker a PhD student at the University of Texas, was awarded $1000 to implement a new technique using DNA analysis of leeches to count the population of Saola, an extremely rare and highly elusive bovine sometimes called the Asian unicorn, in the remote mountains of Vietnam.
- Silvia Bellassai, a Fulbright scholar at the State University of New York and native of Paraguay, will receive $998 to help pay for field research using camera traps and hunter interviews to assess habitat use and the impacts of roads and hunting on the Chacoan Peccary.
- Humboldt Wildlife Care Center Eagle Camera (View the live feed online)
- Yurok Tribe Condor Outreach Project
- Humboldt State University Bullfrog Survey & Management Project
Free Conservation Lectures
Sequoia Park Zoo hosts an annual free lecture series with speakers discussing a wide range of conservation-based topics. Visit the Conservation Lecture page for a complete 2013 lecture schedule.