The group gathering at Lees Ferry Lodge for the traditional Diablo Trust round-table introductions and prep for the day.
Photo by Mindy Bell
Looking up the Colorado River!
Jeremy Krones, Program Manager
Jeremy, Diablo Trust program manager, giving a short introduction on Navajo BridgePhoto by Mindy Bell
Our first stop, at Navajo Bridge (by Lees Ferry). Look carefully and you can see two condors on the bridge!
The amazing crowd of nearly 50 people! We had representatives from the Sierra Club, Audubon Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Unified School District, STEM City Central,Flagstaff City Government, and other great partners in the world of conservation and sustainability.
Chris Parish, Condor Man
Chris Parish presenting on the condors and the threats against them.
Katie the Dog
Of course, there was one dog!
Chris Parish with the group on Navajo Bridge
The Vermilion Cliffs
The Vermilion Cliffs, from the Navajo Bridge.
Downstream, towards the road bridge (and the condors!)
Back at the Lodge, Bullets
Back at the Lees Ferry Lodge at Vermilion Cliffs, AZ parking lot, Chris Parish talks with participants about the impact of lead bullets on willdife and scavengers, like condors.Photo by Mindy Bell
A Short Walk
Walking towards the Barn, the lower research facility of the condor project.Photo by Mindy Bell
Back at Lees Ferry Lodge, where most of the Peregrine Fund's staff lives.
At The Barn
Chris giving an introduction to the Barn, and what we'd see inside.Photo by Mindy Bell
Inside the Barn
Inside the "Barn," the research facility at the base of the cliffs, where the team performs X-rays and other research on the birds.
The Barn is equipped with an X-ray machine and the necessary tools to effectively read and analyze the X-rays. This is condor's wing is folded, which makes the X-ray look crowded.Photo by Mindy Bell
The roster board in the Barn.
At The End
Chris and Jeremy at the end of the tour.
Last but not least: the raffle! Five prizes, donated by the The Peregrine Fund and Diablo Trust, were given away.Photo by Mindy Bell
Looking out over Badger Point. After the event officially ended, some of the group went out over Badger Point and others went to the Release Site to see more facilities.
Badger Point Towards the Cliffs
Back towards the Vermilion Cliffs, from Badger Point.
The Group At Badger Point
Some of the group looking out over Badger Point.
More Of the Group At Badger Point.
Badger Point Crew
Learning from the land and sharing our knowledge . . . so there will always be a West.