Glenn R. Stewart
After earning a degree in Politics at UC Santa Cruz in 1973, Glenn Stewart returned to UC Santa Cruz soon after the Predatory Bird Research Group was founded, in 1976. He earned a second degree in Environmental Studies, and then established the program’s first hacking release program for captive reared raptors for Harris’ hawks along the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. In 1984 Stewart established a cooperative and successful Bald Eagle Population Restoration Program by serving jointly as both a Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group staff member and as the founding Executive Director for the Ventana Wildlife Society. In 1989, he assisted The Peregrine Fund in Boise, Idaho, with creation of a membership program and then he addressed broader conservation issues in Idaho including mining, grazing, and logging impacts to public lands as Executive Director of the Idaho Conservation League from 1990 to 1995. Glenn Stewart developed the conservation education program at the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group and then became the organization’s coordinator after Brian Walton’s untimely death in 2007.
Stewart now trains students and members of the public to participate
in volunteer peregrine falcon nest monitoring as an affiliate
of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.