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Last Friday Lecture Series – Preserving the Catalina Island Fox with Katie Elder

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This event will be in-person at the Trailhead Visitor Center and streamed live online.


The Catalina Island Fox: Endearing Endemics and What We Can Do to Protect Them

Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of the diminutive Channel Island foxes, found exclusively on California’s Channel Islands. This talk will cover the remarkable success stories of recovery programs that saved these unique canids from the brink of extinction and the ongoing efforts of the Catalina Island Conservancy and the broader fox community to ensure their continued health and survival. You’ll gain insights into the unique behaviors of these island endemics, the ongoing threats they face, and the actions we can all take to help protect them.


Katie Elder

Katie Elder is the wildlife biologist for the Catalina Island Conservancy, where she manages the island’s fox program. With 15 years of experience working with endangered canids, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in biology at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Her thesis, titled “Density-Dependent Habitat Selection and Home Range Sizes in a Recovering Population of Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis) on Santa Rosa Island, California,” reflects her expertise in fox ecology and conservation.

Trailhead Visitor Center


July 26, 2024
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Trailhead Visitor Center
708 Crescent Ave
Avalon, 90704