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Stories of the Methow Lecture: Large Carnivors of the Methow
June 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center along with Washington State Parks present a Stories of the Methow Lecture: Large Carnivors of the Methow by Ray Robertson. Ray is an independent consultant and field biologist who has been living & working in the Methow Valley for more than 30 years. Ray has helped with rare carnivore surveys in the Pasayten and Chelan Sawtooth wilderness areas as well as in the North Cascades National Park. This work is part of the Cascade Carnivore Connectivity Project which is hoping to learn more about the status of the Grizzly bear in Washington as well as continue its work mapping the movements of Black bears and other animals. Ray is also continuing to contract with the U.S Forest Service as part of the inter-agency wolf monitoring team. In 2008 he worked setting remote cameras that helped confirm the existence of the Lookout Pack and has continued to monitor the pack for the Forest Service with radio telemetry, camera work and backtracking. Other wildlife and fisheries projects Ray has worked on in the last 12 years include lynx surveys, wolverine live-trapping, lamprey research as well as song bird surveys, woodpecker nest monitoring and raptor work at Chelan Ridge.
The lecture will be held at the Pearrygin Lake State Park Amphitheater – a Discover Pass is required and can be obtained at the Park entrance.