La Kretz Center Annual Report, 2011

Photo of tree at sunset

from the opening introduction

Over this past year, the La Kretz Center has demonstrated its capabilities in bringing together scientists and resource managers on a regional as well as an international scale, and has built a solid foundation of collaborative engagement with local land management agencies. We are privileged to do this work through the vision and generous gift of Morton La Kretz. The ambitious program we undertook this past year reflects our commitment to the Center’s mission, as well as the strong positive response and support we have received from our partner agencies and the broader conservation community.

We look forward to this new year, as we are joined by our Faculty Director, Prof. Brad Shaffer, and as we move ahead to open our new field station in the Santa Monica Mountains, advance our research program, and continue to strengthen and expand both local and international partnerships.