Blake Matheson is a Wildlife Advocate, Essayist, Wildlife Photographer and fourth generation resident of Pacific Grove. He became passionately interested in birds and their conservation after taking an ornithology elective in high school taught by local birder and biologist Bob Tintle. Learning about the diversity and beauty of Earth's birdlife introduced him to the concepts of biological diversity and ecological stewardship, which have in turn become his primary concerns in life. He studied Ethics and Politics at Santa Clara University in California and Oxford University in England before earning his Juris Doctor in Environmental Law at Lewis and Clark College. He travels the world as life allows to explore, photograph and write about our Planet's endangered wildlife and landscapes.
Board position: President
other interests: Wildlife Photography
favorite bird: Great Philippine Eagle
favorite birding spot: Salinas river mouth
"Men still live who, in their youth, remember Passenger Pigeons. Trees still live who, in their youth, were shaken by a living wind. But a decade hence only the oldest oaks will remember, and at long last only the hills will know." Leopold (1949).
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