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W.R.I. Speaker Series-Grouse of the Columbia Basin!
November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn more about some of Washington’s dynamic wildlife projects. Every Tuesday in November, Wenatchee River Institute’s Science Speaker Series will focus on Washington wildlife and projects studying their populations and habitats: the Olympic National Park goat relocation project, Cascade Carnivore Project, I-90 wildlife overpass, and Grouse in the Columbia Basin.
The series will be held at Cashmere’s Milepost 111 Brewing Co. on Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26, with doors opening at 6pm and presentations from 6:30pm to 8pm. Enjoy complimentary appetizers with special drinks and menu items available for purchase.
Nov. 26 – Grouse of the Columbia Basin and Habitat Connectivity with Michael Schroeder, Upland Bird Research Scientist, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife:
“Few animal species reflect the history of North America, diversity of behavior, and expansive connected landscapes more than grouse. Washington State is fortunate to have seven grouse species ranging from greater sage-grouse in the lower elevations to white-tailed ptarmigan at the highest elevations,” tells Schroeder.
Continued habitat loss (from development and wildfire), fragmentation and degradation challenge the sustainability of grouse populations in the Columbia Basin. Learn about current studies and efforts to help these birds survive and thrive.