The Oakland Zoo Expansion was the topic for discussion on this morning’s Forum radio program on KQED. Host Michael Krasny was joined by Ruth Malone (co-chair of Friends of Knowland Park) and Joel Parrott (executive director of the Oakland Zoo). Our own Laura Baker was also a guest on the program and made excellent comments on behalf of CNPS. Ruth Malone did a great job representing the conservation interests and debated well with Joel Parrott regarding the Zoo’s past and future stewardship goals for Knowland Park.
The program provided a good overview of the issues and players involved in this project and if you missed it this morning, you can hear a recorded version on KQED’s website at the below link.  On the linked to page, there is also an ongoing public discussion in the comments section that is an interesting read.

Link to recorded program

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