A champion for conservation and all things wild
PRBO is honoring Rich's memory by establishing the Rich Stallcup Memorial Fund. The fund will support education and related programs to continue his remarkable legacy of teaching and inspiring students of all ages about nature and conservation. To make a gift to the Rich Stallcup Memorial Fund, please visit here (click "in memory of" and type in "Rich Stallcup").
To view the 45 minute video of the Rich Stallcup Memorial Tribute event (held January 26, 2013) including personal tributes, readings and the "Stories of Rich" panel, click here. To view the 8 minute Visual Tribute, click here.
Rich's passing has left a deep sadness and an immeasurable void in our lives. We are so grateful to have been touched by him, the likes of whom we will never meet again.
But while we mourn him, we also celebrate and recognize the vitality of his life's work. Rich was a true conservation hero. He taught so many of us about the beauty and magic of birds of all kinds, dragonflies, lizards, snakes and so much else in the natural world.
Rich was only a teenager in the early 1960's when he helped envision establishing one of the country's first bird observatories, at Point Reyes and then, at age 20, was hired as one of our first biologists. PRBO has since grown into an internationally-recognized conservation science leader, with an annual budget of $10 million supporting 140 staff and seasonal scientists, due in no small part to Rich's decades of commitment and engagement.
Thank you for sharing your memories about Rich (below) so that together we can celebrate his life and rededicate ourselves to continuing and building upon his remarkable legacy.
For additional links related to Rich, please see the following:>> Press Release
>> Selected Observer Columns by Rich
>> Bay Nature 2012 Interview
>> Rich's Podcasts - SF Bay Joint Venture
>> Kenn Kaufman on Rich
>> Brief Bio - Rich Stallcup
>> Who's Who in California Birding
>> Marin Independent Journal