The 2017 Wilderness Speaker Series is presented by The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, Montana Wilderness Association, Flathead-Kootenai Chapter, Northwest Montana Fire Lookout Association, and Natural Resources Conservation Management Program at FVCC. The speaker series is hosted at the Flathead Valley Community College's Art and Technology Building, in room 139. Lectures are held monthly from January through March from 7-8:30 P.M. and are free to attend.
2017 WILDERNESS SPEAKER SERIES
JANUARY 25TH: “MOUNTAIN GOATS OF NORTHWEST MONTANA: NATURAL HISTORY, ECOLOGY AND POPULATION STATUS”
Speaker: Jessy Coltrane, Ph.D., Wildlife Biologist
Mountain goats are an iconic species of Northwest Montana, enjoyed by wildlife viewers and hunters, alike. Come learn about their natural history, ecology, and population status.
FEBRUARY 22: “100 DAYS OF SOLITUDE”
Speaker: Amy Pearson, Adjunct Professor, Humanities Division, FVCC
Fire lookout, poet, and English Professor at FVCC, Amy Pearson, will share the life changing experience and writings that resulted from the summer she lived and worked at Jumbo Lookout in the heart of the Bob.
MARCH 22: "THE NAMES OF THE STARS, A LIFE IN THE WILDS" A BOOK READING AND DISCUSSION
Speaker: Pete Fromm, wilderness author.
Acclaimed author of “Indian Creek Chronicles,” the story of his seven winter months alone in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness tending salmon eggs, Pete’s newest book, “THE NAMES OF THE STARS; A Life In The Wilds” is the story of another month alone in the wilderness caring for fish eggs, this time the Bob. He will read from his new book. Books available for sale and signing.