Track and Sign Specialist: Washington Cascades

June 24–25, 2017
Snoqualmie Pass, Washington and surrounding areas.
Holding a Level III certificate strongly recommended for participation in this event.
Contact: Annabel Brennon
Phone: (802) 579-8021
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Film Premier, Seattle Washington. Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

June 28, 2017 7:30–10:00 pm
The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Suggested donation: 9 USD
Join the Mountain Caribou Initiative as we share our biggest project yet:

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest is a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world's largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. With the failure of agencies in the U.S. and Canada to regulate industrial resource extraction effectively, honor the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region, this film gives voice to First Nations, scientists, foresters, conservationists, and recreationists attempting to chart a new path forward before it is too late.
Dont Miss: A raffle at the event will feature outdoor gear from our sponsors. A Q&A with the Mountain Caribou Initiative team will be held after the screening.
Tickets also available at the door

The alpine kingdom of mountain caribou in western Canada and the northwestern United States is crumbling around these beautiful and sensitive creatures.
As their habitat has been steadily altered or destroyed by human activities, mountain caribou have been declining rapidly. Unsure whether this project will be documentation of the end of a distinct ecotype of caribou or a step towards inspiring the change in human behavior needed to save these animals, David Moskowitz, Marcus Reynerson, Kim Shelton and Colin Arisman have set out to explore the world of these reclusive animals across the Selkirk, Columbia and Rocky mountains.

What they have discovered is a compelling and complicated story, playing out in a strikingly beautiful yet deeply scarred landscape. It is a story that defies easy answers for the problems people have created and one that illuminates the complicated web of ecological relationships which humans have altered in ways not easily undone.

Less than 15 caribou remain in the herd that crosses back and forth between the United States and Canada in the Pacific Northwest and herds across the southern range of this unique eco-type of caribou are disappearing quickly. The population is estimated at less than 1500 across all of British Columbia.
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Film Premier: Victoria BC. Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

June 30, 2017 7–9:30 PM
The Vic Theater
808 Douglas St
Victoria, BC V8W 2B6

Tickets: 11 CAD
In the summer of 2015, a team of outdoor adventurers and naturalists began a journey to learn about the beautiful and imperiled world of the mountain caribou in Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia - the southernmost population of caribou found anywhere on earth. The team set out to explore the collapse of this magnificent species. What they quickly realized is that this story encompasses a much larger and more complex conservation conundrum involving the decline of the largest remaining inland temperate rainforest on the planet. Last Stand is sobering and beautiful visual journey into the imperiled world of the last remaining inland temperate rainforest on the planet.
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Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshop

August 11–12, 2017
Priest River, Idaho.
hosted by Selkirk Conservation Alliance
Enrollment: Contact SCA at 208-448-1110
Photographically documenting the intimate lives of wild animals and striking moments in the natural world requires a blend of natural history knowledge, technical skill with your equipment, and an understanding of the artistic elements of lighting, composition, and visual flow. Most excellent wildlife photographs require careful planning and execution to produce. Join professional photographers David Moskowitz and J. Michael Short for a 1.5 day photography course near Priest River, Idaho.

Course fee is $150 for SCA members, $175 for non-members; limit of 15. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot through 7/1; remainder of fee due by 7/10. Contact the SCA office for enrollment (208-448-1110).
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Fundamentals of Wildlife Tracking

August 13–14, 2017
Priest River, Idaho
Hosted by Selkirk Conservation Alliance.
Enrollment contact SCA Office at 208-448-1110
Join Wildife Photographer, Author, and Filmmaker David Moskowitz for a two-day clinic on Wildlife Tracking in the greater Priest Lake/River area.

From the tiniest shrews to bears and cougars, the signs of wild animals are around us year-round, waiting to be discovered by the observant outdoor adventurist. Humans’ unique ability to find, interpret and follow the tracks and signs of wildlife is a skill that has been a fundamental part of our relationship with the natural world from the beginnings of our species. Tracking skills, found in the traditional ecological knowledge of many cultures around the world, continues to be a fundamental field skill in contemporary wildlife research and management, hunting, recreation and environmental education.

In this two day workshop, participates train in the fundamental field skills to reliably and consistently identify and interpret wildlife tracks and other signs. The class covers how to use wildlife tracking to explore the unique biology and ecological relationships of local wildlife species to each other and their environment. How to apply wildlife tracking to help directly observe wildlife is introduced.

Course fee is $225 for SCA Members, $250 for non-members. Class will be limited to 9, must have own transporation. To register please contact the SCA Office (208.448.1110). A non-refundable fee of $100 is due at the time of registration, remainder is due by 7/15. Due to the limited class size, early registration is strongly encouraged.
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Slideshow: Wolves in the Land of Salmon

September 28, 2017 Evening
Eugene, Oregon
Hosted by Whole Earth Nature School

Long considered an icon of the wild, wolves capture our imagination and spark controversy. Their return to the mountains, old-growth forests and wild coastlines of the Pacific Northwest renews age-old questions about the value of wildlands and wildlife. Join us to for an evening of stunning photography and stories from wild landscapes across the Pacific Northwest about the life history, ecology, and conservation of our region’s apex carnivore. David will be signing books after the slide show and copies of Wolves in the Land of Salmon will be available for purchase at the event.
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