Picturing Urban Wildlife at the Getty Center
Jun
17
3:00 pm15:00

Picturing Urban Wildlife at the Getty Center

  • Getty Center

The majesty of the two Getty sites—the Getty Center and the Getty Villa—depends in part on the dramatic landscapes surrounding them. In these settings, the Getty is neighbor to a thriving, but challenged, wildlife population that continually adapts to its urban setting. This panel with wildlife photographers Steve Winter and Johanna Turner, and National Park Service scientist Justin Brown examines how images can contribute to human-wildlife cohabitation. Moderated by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom.


Urban Wild at the Autry Museum
May
6
11:00 am11:00

Urban Wild at the Autry Museum

  • Autry Museum

Los Angeles may appear to be a concrete desert, but urban nature is all around us, from parks and open space to the birds and animals that inhabit the tree-lined streets. Even the city landscape shapes our relationship with nature, as we navigate by hills and ocean. The discussion will be followed by a signing of Pratt-Bergstrom's book When Mountain Lions are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California

Cougars in the City: Pacific Science Center, Seattle
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Cougars in the City: Pacific Science Center, Seattle

  • Pacific Science Center

Learn about the remarkable story of P-22, the cougar who crossed two major freeways to find a new home in the middle of Los Angeles, how his plight has rallied people around urban wildlife conservation, and what you can do here in Seattle to help wildlife like P-22. With Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, National Wildlife Federation.

Booksigning and Reading, Skylight Books Los Angeles
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Booksigning and Reading, Skylight Books Los Angeles

  • Skylight Books Los Angeles

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, wildlife advocate, author and California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, will share tales of wild wonder from her new book, accompanied by LA’s celebrity mountain lion, P-22 (his likeness)

California Wildlife Stories, Yosemite Area Audubon Society
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

California Wildlife Stories, Yosemite Area Audubon Society

  • New Community United Methodist Church

Wild gray wolves recently reappeared in California for the first time in nearly a century following the remarkable odyssey of wolf OR-7 into the state a few years earlier. California state director Beth Pratt-Bergstrom of the National Wildlife Federation will present this among a number of other wildlife stories in a slide presentation, “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: Wildlife in Today’s California,” at the Oakhurst Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The program is free and the public is welcome.

Jack London: California Radical
Nov
16
9:00 am09:00

Jack London: California Radical

  • Mechanics Institute

This tribute to one of the Bay Area's most iconic celebrity writers will be moderated by Heyday founder Malcolm Margolin and will include authors Jonah Raskin (The Radical Jack London: Writings on War and Revolution) and Gerald Haslam (Jack London's Golden State: Selected California Writings), science writer Mary Ellen Hannibal (Citizen Scientist), California Director of the National Wildlife Federation Beth Pratt-Bergstrom (When Mountain Lions are Neighbors), Heyday's Steve Wasserman, and special guest librarian Tarnel Abbott, great granddaughter of Jack London.

P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Festival
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Festival

  • Griffith Park

Beth will be signing books at this community-wide festival, touted as P-22 Day, which honors the city’s most famous mountain lion and will include a number of fun activities such as music and dance performances, an animal puppet show, a children’s art contest, nature hikes with park rangers, demonstration gardens, and a wildlife costume contest. Ranger Rick and P-22 will both be making appearances, along with several other celebrities and distinguished guests. More info at: http://www.urbanwildlifeweek.org/

Living with Mountain Lions
Oct
1
8:30 am08:30

Living with Mountain Lions

  • Best Western/Denny's Oakhurst

On Saturday, October 1st, The Oakhurst Democratic Club goes wild in its monthly meeting at Denny’s on Highway 41 with breakfast at 8:30 and program beginning at 9:30. Special guest speaker will be Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation. Ms. Pratt-Bergstrom will be discussing her amazing career dealing with the evolving dynamic between humans and animals in California and presenting highlights from her new book, “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors.” Pratt-Bergstrom has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty-five years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. Before joining the National Wildlife Federation in 2011, she worked on sustainability and climate change programs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts in Yellowstone as its Director of Environmental Affairs. Prior to Yellowstone, for nine years Beth served as the Vice President/CFO for the non-profit Yosemite Association (now Yosemite Conservancy) in Yosemite. Beth graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with bachelor's degrees in management and biological anthropology, and a minor in marketing. She also obtained an MBA from Regis University in Denver, and earned the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED AP credential.

Nordic Noir LA
Sep
25
6:00 pm18:00

Nordic Noir LA

  • Greek Theater

Nordic Noir LA, a one-of-a-kind benefit for Friends of Griffith Park, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable group, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. This world-class concert is hosted by internationally recognized film composer Jacob Groth and the Danish Film Harmonics as they offer the LA community an opportunity to experience the acclaimed soundtrack for the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Come and take part in the effort to conserve our beloved city’s environment and urban wildlife. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.  Special invites and VIP tickets available. As part of the concert, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom will tell the story of P-22, the famous Hollywood mountain lion.

Summer Nights in the Garden
Aug
19
5:00 pm17:00

Summer Nights in the Garden

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

At Summer Nights in the Garden, unwind under the stars with great music, nature-inspired cocktails, hands-on garden and science projects, botanical tours, food trucks, and more. I'll be there with "P-22" and signing books.

Living with Mountain Lions: Mariposa Democratic Club
Jul
9
9:45 am09:45

Living with Mountain Lions: Mariposa Democratic Club

  • Miner's Roadhouse

Beth Pratt Bergstrom, the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, will be speaking at our July meeting about Mountain Lions and how to live with them without hurting them or them hurting you. She has a new book "When Mountain Lions are Neighbors”, available on amazon.com, and is working to get a wildlife crossing built for Mountain Lions (and other wildlife) over the 101 in the San Fernando Valley. This is going to be a really interesting meeting; please come, and as always, everyone is invited, regardless of political affiliation. Time: 9:45 for meeting, 9:00 to purchase breakfast; Place: Miner's Roadhouse.

Book Signing & Open House for When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Book Signing & Open House for When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors

  • Savory's

Come celebrate with Beth Pratt-Bergstrom the publication of her new book at her favorite restaurant, Savoury's. Stop by anytime during this open house and enjoy some complimentary appetizers--alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the bar. Advance copies of Beth's book will be for sale (they won't be in bookstores or on Amazon until July) and she'll be signing them as well. "P-22" will also be in attendance.