Virtual Talk: Katherine Owen, Coastal Islands Park Ranger
Rockland Public Library will host a Virtual Talk by Katherine Owen, the new Park Ranger at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The program will provide an overview of what the US Fish and Wildlife service does, and specifically, the preservation and protection work being performed by Maine Coastal Islands NWR. Owen will also discuss the natural history of seabirds and the cultural history that lead to the need of conservation, along with some current issues affecting our environment.
Katherine Owen is an Illinois native, who attended the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, where she studied fish and wildlife conservation. After graduating from college, she started a long journey of seasonal work doing outdoor education and interpretation up and down the East Coast of the United States. Owen accepted her first federal job with the National Park Service in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she spent 4 years. She followed this with a spring season in Yellowstone National Park, before finding her way to Maine and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Owen loves to educate the public on what is in their own back yards.