March First Tuesday: Endangered - The Status of Lynx in Washington State
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7pm – 8pm
Venue: Winthrop Barn, Free, no RSVP required
Following the tracks of the February First Tuesday by Scott and Amy Fitkin and in the same groom as the Snow’s Biome Conservation Course, come hear Washington State University Associate Professor of Mammal Spatial Ecology and Conservation Dan Thornton. Professor Thornton will present on his work in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest using a camera trapping array to document the current lynx distribution in Washington State. Through an intense and expansive effort involving Washington State University, agencies, NGOs, and citizen scientists, a picture of lynx status in the state is beginning to emerge. In addition to discussing the details of past and current camera work, the talk will touch on the larger picture for lynx research and conservation in the region.