update mar 15 Mad River Biologists Ron LeValley and Sean McAllister Plead Not-Guilty, Feds May Step In
update: mar 6
The Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) is a society of professional seabird researchers and managers dedicated to the study and conservation of seabirds. Ron LeValley was the treasurer of the Pacific Seabird Group. Effective February 27, 2012, he has resigned from his duties as the PSG treasurer.”
MAJOR UPDATE MARCH 5: It appears that Sean McAllister’s mother is the “life partner” of Ron Levalley.
“Charlene [McAllister] is a Registered Nurse who grew up on the Northern California Coast with a love for the outdoors. Having served on many boards and commissions over the years, she was invited to join the Audubon board in 1999, and she is glad she said yes.
The mother of a biologist/birder she was first introduced to the world of birding by her son, Sean. Sean introduced her to Ron LeValley, who has become her life partner and has opened doors into the natural world and its wonders.”
update mar. 4: more fallout from blogger HQ : http://thegeneralsrecreationden.blogspot.com/2012/02/arrest-of-northcoast-scientists-rivals.html
“HQ believes the arrest of LeValley and others will call into question the scientific credibility of all research projects and other efforts that LeValley and Mad River Biologists have been involved with since 1982. Those projects and agencies include the Northern Spotted Owl, BLM, FS, California State Parks, California Resources Agency, Pacific Flyway, Plover-related beach closures to vehicles and other public uses, and implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act on the Northcoast. ”
A Survey of Birds and Bats at a Proposed Wind Energy Site, Bear River Ridge, Humboldt County, California
Mad River Biologists
A Survey of Birds and Bats at a Proposed Wind Energy Site on Bear River Ridge, Humboldt County, California
Prepared For: Shell Wind Energy, Inc. Houston, Texas Prepared By: Sean E. McAllister David M. Fix Mad River Biologists 417 Second Street Eureka, California 95501 February 25, 2008