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Friday evening - June 16 - 7:30 pm

In the Duck Club (building) at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
"The Jaguar and the Border"

presented by Diana Hadley

In 2016, millions of people across the United States learned that a wild jaguar was living in the mountains of Arizona. But with only one known jaguar residing in the U.S. at the time, many were left wondering where he came from and how he would find a mate. Since November, two new jaguars have been photographed north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Questions of where they came from and what threats they face are more relevant today than ever. More than 50 individual jaguars live on the 55,000-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve in Sonora, Mexico, which provides a permanently protected safe zone where jaguars can roam free from harm.  Our June speaker, Diana Hadley, will bring us up to date on this unfolding story and help us understand why the Jaguar matters.

As an environmental historian, Diana Hadley has been President of the Northern Jaguar Project since its inception 14 years ago.  After retiring as associate curator of ethnohistory at the Arizona State Museum and the University of Arizona, she has devoted her time to expanding the core-protected area at the Reserve.  Raised in Arizona and the former operator of a family cattle ranch, Diana lived on the Mexican border and has worked and conducted research in Mexico.  As the Northern Jaguar Reserve launches conservation initiatives, they are envisioning how jaguars will return to former habitats in the U.S. through safe-passage corridors between the reserve and the international border.  Join us for an insightful look into the Jaguar and its future.

Our program will be held in the Duck Club at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine.  The doors open at 7:00 for refreshments and
fellowship, and the meeting and program will begin at 7:30 pm. We hope you will join us. (Audubon House will be open from 6:30 until 7:15 - before the meeting.)

—Doug Lithgow, Programs Chair

DIRECTIONS to our General Meeting:

From the 405 Freeway south, exit on Jamboree. Turn right onto Jamboree. Turn left at Michelson. Turn right at Harvard. Turn right at Campus Drive. Make an immediate right into the marked entrance to the IRWD San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight to light your way back to the car since the parking lot is not well lit at night. See you there! (For those who arrive early, Audubon House will be open from 6:30 until 7:15 before the meeting.)
(Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the district's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.)


General Meetings
General Meetings are held the third Friday evening in September, October, November, January, February, April, May and June. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. (The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of organizations which use the district's meeting rooms, which are made available as a public service.) 

Annual Dinner Meeting
The Annual Dinner meeting takes the place of a regular General Meeting in March. 

Committee Meetings
Committees do the chapter's work and welcome all interested members. They include: Conservation, Education, Bird Information, Programs, Partners in Flight, Field Trips, Exhibits, Hospitality, Exhibits, Membership, and Publishing. Not all of these committees have regular monthly meetings. 

4th Tues. Conservation Lectures
The Conservation Committee meets the first Tuesday evening of each month, except July. The meetings begin at 6:30 pm and are usually held in the Learning Center in the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. For more information contact Susan Sheakley at 949-552-5974, or email her at
4th Tuesday Conservation Lecture Series - 7:30 pm at Education Center (the big gray building), in the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. Our next Conservation Lecture will be on Tuesday, April 25.
updated 6/12/17


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