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W.R.I. Speaker Series-I-90 Wildlife Overpass & Habitat Connectivity
November 19, 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. 19 – I-90 Wildlife Overpass and Habitat Connectivity with Peter Singleton -US Forest Service, Patricia Garvey-Darda -Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Brian White -WA Dept. of Transportation’s I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Highway Reconstruction Project:
Animals need to move to survive. However understanding which areas are most important for animal movement, and what can be done to maintain opportunities for movement in the face of human development, are difficult challenges. In this presentation, learn about what is being accomplished in the Pacific Northwest for wildlife habitat connectivity, as well as what is being done along I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass to give animals the chance to move through this critical (and dangerous) transportation corridor.
Peter Singleton is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Wenatchee and focuses research on the effects of disturbances, such as wildfires and human development, on animal populations and movement patterns. Patty Garvey-Darda is a Wildlife Biologist with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Cle Elum WA and the USFS liaison for the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East highway reconstruction project. Brian White began his career with the WA State Dept. of Transportation and currently is the Assistant Region Administrator for Construction and Development, overseeing the region’s environmental, design, and construction projects.