The 2020 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 will be every first Wednesday of the month in February, March, and April from 7-8:30 P.M. and are free to attend.
2020 WILDERNESS SPEAKER SERIES
FEBRUARY 5TH: "Exploring Wilderness in National Parks"
SPEAKER: Becky Lomax, Author of Moon USA National Parks, Moon Glacier, Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton
In a venture beyond our wilderness areas, Becky will explore the connection between national parks and wilderness. Her presentation includes a visual romp through national parks that have wilderness designations, how to visit some of them, and options where designated wilderness areas combine with national parks for unique backcountry experiences.
MARCH 4TH: “Wildlife in the Whitefish Range”
SPEAKER: Tim Thier, retired Wildlife Biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Tim first began working on grizzly bears in the North Fork in 1976, under the direction of Dr. Charles Jonkel and the Border Grizzly Project. He continued this work in the early 90’s first with US Fish and Wildlife Service, then Montana FWP as the Area Wildlife Biologist out of Eureka. Tim will share three decades’ worth of knowledge from monitoring and researching wildlife in the North Fork of the Flathead and Whitefish Range, and what changes they’ve faced over time.
APRIL 1ST: “Living with Carnivores in Northwest Montana”
SPEAKER: Bryce Andrews, Author and Field Director at People and Carnivores Bryce Andrews lives in western Montana on a farm beside steep mountains. He is fascinated by wild animals and divides his time between agriculture, large carnivore conservation, and writing. Bryce’s first book, Badluck Way, was published in 2014 and received several awards. His second, Down from the Mountain, was published in April 2019.