No Fires - Fire Danger Very High - No Fuego
No Fires in the campground, no smoking on the trails. Observe these rules to protect park resources. No se permite fumar en los senderos, tampoco se permite las fogatas en el campamento. Proteja los recursos del parque y respete las advertencias.
Pinnacles National Monument Condor Program Milestones
Joint effort with National Park Service and Ventana Wildlife Society construction of captive flight pen commences
First release of two birds on December 20, 2003
A few birds are outfitted with GPS transceivers
On August 15th, condor 199, originally released by Ventana Wildlife Society in Big Sur flies to Pinnacles and spent the next few days feeding alongside the Pinnacles' birds.
Motion sensor cameras are setup at bait stations
Walk-in freezer allows program to keep more donated dairy calves for baiting condors
Remote video setup at bait station
First time Pinnacles'-released condors make a flight over to the Big Sur Coast release site managed by Ventana Wildlife Society(VWS)
Point Reyes donates exotic deer from eradication program to use as bait for the condors
First non-lead shooting event held to educate public about the wildlife and human health issues with using lead ammunition
Obtained a base increase in funding for the park to hire employees for the recovery program
Wireless surveillance cameras setup at flight pen and bait station
Condors from Pinnacles National Monument fly in a very publicized visit to Mt. Hamilton, expanding their range even further North
Non-Lead Outreach position gains funding at the park
First Pinnacles'-released condor (313) successfully nests in the wild and fledged condor 514
First documented condor nest within the Pinnacles National Monument boundary since 1898 (Condors 318/317)
VWS released condor 219 breeds with Pinnacles' released female 310 and successfully fledge their own young (574) from a wild nest
Researchers identify and locate an additional source of lead in the environment caused by lead paint on an old firetower within park boundaries
Pinnacles National Monument feral pig eradication begins donating exotic pig carcasses shot with copper ammunition to the condors as bait
In December remediation of the firetower's lead paint is completed
The Condor Care Unit consisting of an on-site radiograph, holding and exam rooms is completed
Re-construction of captive flight pen-scheduled completed in October
Remote telemetry stations in use to assist in tracking condors to be completed by year end
Did You Know?
Pinnacles National Park has the greatest number of bee species per unit area of any place ever studied. The roughly 400 bee species are mostly solitary; they don't live in hives.