January 2015 Newsletter is Online
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Jan Events and Field Trips Are Online
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Thank You and Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who participated in NCAS events this year, everyone who helped with this year's Christmas Bird Count and to everyone who attended our Holiday Potluck. See you next year! General Membership Meeting with Mitch Friedman
This month's exciting membership meeting! See below for date, time, and NEW location.
The State of Carnivore Recovery in Washington State. Join Mitch Friedman, Executive Director of Conservation Northwest, as he presents an overview of popu- lation status and trends, recovery efforts and legal protection levels for gray wolves, grizzly bears, lynx, fishers and wolverines in Washington State. The Washington State populations of these carnivores were all drastically reduced or eliminated during the past 150 years. Mitch will discuss what is being done to bring back these ani- mals. Mitch will also talk about the Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for Washington and the key role Conservation Northwest is playing investing in conflict avoidance efforts to build increased social tolerance for wolves.
Mitch Friedman founded Conservation Northwest in 1988. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Washington and has received conservation awards from Sunset Magazine, Society for Conservation Biol- ogy, The Wilderness Society, and others. At Conservation Northwest Mitch has led the effort to infuse land- scape scale conservation biology into advocacy strategies. The success of this approach is evident in great gains protecting habitat connectivity between the North Cascades Ecosystem and wild areas to the south (Central Cascades), east (the Rockies), and northwest (B.C. Coast and Chilcotin Ranges), as well as recovery of native carnivores including gray wolves, fishers, lynx and wolverines.