The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) and the Robert H. Jackson Center (RHJC) both promote the legacy of men who cared deeply about the environment. We are pleased to offer a panel discussion on the impact of environmental laws on the conservation and protection of species as part of RTPI’s The Art of the Osprey exhibition. The discussion will take place on Thursday, June 24, 7 pm EST, both online and in-person at RTPI, located at 311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, NY.
Roger Tory Peterson was among the first to identify DDT as the cause for the catastrophic population crash of ospreys, bald eagles, and other bird species. But it took strong legislative and legal action to get DDT banned in the United States. Although ospreys are no longer considered “Endangered” in New York State, they are still included in the “Special Concern” category and the use of various pesticides continues to be an area of concern in the environmental and legal worlds.
RHJC President Kristan McMahon will lead the panel discussion among three leading experts in the field: Polly Hampton, Amanda Rodewald, and Freedom Smith.