Learn about Cascade Wolverine Project’s (CWP) support of wolverine recovery in the North Cascades on Wed., Dec. 4th, 7pm-8:30 pm in Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth.
Many biologists seek to answer questions about wolverine ecology in the Cascades, such as this elusive mountain carnivore’s population distribution, abundance, and habitat. However, the intrepid Gulo gulo is notoriously difficult to study due to the remote and rugged terrain it inhabits. Blending science, alpine recreation, conservation, storytelling, and stewardship, CWP works to collect highly sought after data by engaging those in the Pacific Northwest who share the mountains with wildlife.
During the event CWP project manager, field biologist, and mountain guide Stephanie Williams will share her knowledge about wolverine ecology and conservation, as well as current research and citizen science among the winter recreation community –particularly backcountry skiers and climbers. Now beginning its third season of winter fieldwork, CWP is a grassroots effort based in the Methow Valley.
Doors open at 6:30pm for community social and no-host refreshments, presentation begins at 7pm.
The evening will also include a raffle to benefit CWP, an 8×10” ready to hang print by photographer, wildlife tracker, and field biologist David Moskowitz. The photograph features Stella the wolverine, who calls Early Winters Creek near Washington Pass her home.