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Sierra Voices #5 Deer & Mountain Lion Population

September 10

Title – The North Kings Deer Herd Project

Speaker – Don Neil was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from High School and Junior College in San Fernando valley. 

He spent three years in the Army during the Korean conflict. then attended Fresno State, graduating in 1957. 

While at Fresno State, he took a seasonal job with the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (PSW), a little known part of the Forest Service, USDA, responsible for research on Federal wildlands – National Forest, National Parks, BLM lands, Military reservations, etc. 

He loved the work but needed more education to get a permanent position and be able to conduct his own research, so he attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a second BS. 

Next, Don went to work for the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station so he could attend the University of Nevada, where he graduated with his MS. He was then able to return to PSW and begin conducting his own research. 

In 1970, he moved back to Fresno and became part of the 10 year Interagency North Kings Deer Herd Project. He taught a course at Fresno State, and presented guest lecture series at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, and at the National University of Taiwan, Taipei. 

During his 32 year career with PSW, he conducted research in California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, and even a special assignment in Taiwan.

After retiring, he spent several years doing consulting work on land management problems. He also spent several months consulting for the State Board of Forestry.  

Description – To follow soon!

Event Schedule: 

  • 12:30 pm – Checkin/Registration
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Presentation 

Admission is $5.00 per Adult, Current CSHS Members are FREE
Coffee and Snacks are provided

Effective March 1, 2022  Fresno County Guidelines “Strong Recommendation” that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking


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