Please join the Northern San Juan Broads, Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1PM for a timely presentation by Karin Vardaman founder and director of Working Circle. Karin will be sharing from her experiences as both a wolf and working lands advocate while discussing the innovative ideals and strategies of the Working Circle model. Founded in 2015, Working Circle was formed in partnership with Northern California ranchers with a new vision and approach that unites rather than divides the values and views of large carnivore conservation and sustainable ranching. As a community based and led effort, Working Circle focuses on comprehensive, long-term and sustainable wolf-livestock conflict reduction strategies that not only reduce potential for conflict but benefit ranch operations in terms of ranch resiliency and economic viability while improving land, and wildlife habitat health. Today Working Circle efforts have expanded to states across the West.
Karin Vardaman has over 30 years experience in wildlife conservation, environmental education, and non-profit leadership. She began her career in ocean conservation serving as director of animal care and operations at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center before joining the Ocean Institute as a Senior Director in 1989. While at the Ocean Institute, Karin obtained her 100-ton Master Mariner Captain’s license and spent nearly 24 years sailing tall ships off the California Coast. In 2010, her passion turned to the wild wolf, starting as a volunteer at the California Wolf Center and later became the Director for California Wolf Recovery; she also served as a member of the California State Wolf Stakeholder Working Group. Now 11 years later, Karin has become a leader in wolf conservation while advocating for ranch families as stewards of much of the land wildlife call home. In 2015, Karin founded the nationally recognized program, Working Circle.
Karin’s presentation will start at 1:30 PM
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