Chapter to host San Joaquin kit fox workshop

The California Central Coast Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold a professional workshop on the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) Oct. 15 to Oct. 18 at the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve in eastern San Luis Obispo County, California.

The workshop consists of two and a half days and two or three nights of lectures and field surveys in the Carrizo Plains core habitat area. Participants will see foxes and their sign and receive instruction on identifying sign, monitoring dens and performing standard survey techniques. Lectures will also cover kit fox ecology and conservation challenges. Participants will see multiple foxes in varying habitat throughout the plains while learning to set camera traps, spotlight for kit foxes and differentiate kit foxes from juvenile coyotes and potentially other canids.

Registration will open in August, with Chapter members receiving the first opportunity to register and at a discounted rate. Contact with any questions.

Header Image: A San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica). ©Heather Bell/USFWS