“Coming to a Suburb Near You”

2021 OPET Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 19, 7 pm

Sea Education Association

171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth


Speaker: Ian Ives, Director of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ian will explore the local increase in abundance of deer, coyote, fisher, turkey, bobcat and osprey on an increasingly residential Cape Cod. His talk will address the conflicts, management measures, and ethical considerations that arise as human and wildlife populations increase and come into more frequent contact. Come learn more about the natural histories of some of your “wild neighbors.”

Ian leads environmental advocacy and conservation projects across the Cape to help protect rare wildlife and the threatened natural resources they depend on. Formerly, Ian was a Field Biologist for Hyla Ecological Services in Concord MA, and was a zookeeper at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

Two deer.
Ian Ives