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Fight With a Condor: Experience of a Forest Ranger in Santa Barbara County (1902)

Although the forest ranger mentioned in the newspaper article below is Joseph Montgomery, I wonder if it may actually have been a brief about Josiah T. Montgomery, for whom Montgomery Potrero atop the Sierra Madre Mountains is named. I do … Continue reading

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California Condor

1890—California condor population estimated at 600. 1982—Only 22 California condors alive in the world. 1985—A single breeding pair survive for the entire species. 1987—The last wild condor is captured from Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County. 1992/2011—Following restoration … Continue reading

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California Condor

David Stillman at large in the SLP with a wing tip primary feather from a California condor measuring over 18 inches long. The condor is North America’s largest flying bird and can have a wingspan of over nine feet. Considering … Continue reading

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Condor Point

Condor Point There had been a spring up there at one time. Condor Point Spring seeped up through cracks in the sandstone, flowed weakly across the mossy slab of bedrock and into a long, broad concavity. The steady trickle puddled … Continue reading

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