Cactus-Wren-nest Ed-Stonick

Cactus Wren Nest, Photo by Ed Stonick

Coastal Cactus Wren Relocation and Habitat Restoration Program in Orange County, CA

Presented by: Milan Mitrovich, Ph. D. and Margot Griswold, Ph.D.Milan 

Milan Mitrovich’s background is in conservation science, with an emphasis in landscape and wildlife ecology. Over the last 10+years, Milan has served in research and advisory roles for several public and private sector organizations, including Solution Strategies, Inc. an environmental consulting and strategic advisory firm based out of Los Angeles, California; the Biological Resource Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey; the national award-winning Orange County Great Park Design Studio; and the Natural Communities Coalition.

With the Coalition, Milan works with the organization’s directors and officers as well as representatives from partnering organizations and the public to coordinate research and management activities associated with the protection and recovery of sensitive plant and animal species found within the 38,000-acre Reserve System. Milan holds a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, and San Diego State University.

Margot Griswold is president of Los Angeles Audubon by way of habitat restoration. She is the senior restoration ecologist at Land IQ in Los Angeles and has over 25 years experience in restoring native habitats in California. Much of her work centers around providing habitat for avian species such as the Coastal Cactus Wren. Other work has included restoring habitat for the California Gnatcatcher, Least Bell's Vireo, Southwest Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and the many wildlife species around Owens Lake. She is currently part of the team working with Milan Mitrovich to update the habitat restoration plan for the 38,000 acre Reserve System in Orange County.

Los Angeles Audubon's monthly program presentations are held at the AUDUBON CENTER AT DEBS PARK. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and are over at 9:30 p.m.

Come early enjoy the nature, share your birding interests with like minded birders. Stay and enjoy the slideshow presentations. All are welcome!

Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Phone: 323-221-2255