An evening of science and imagery

Wildsight is putting on a presentation to give Elk Valley residents the chance to see what’s going on in their own backyard.

Wildlife ambassador Wildsight is putting on a presentation Monday, November 19, to give Elk Valley residents the chance to see what’s going on in their own backyard.

With a specific emphasis on connectivity and wildlife corridors, Wildlife in the Rockies will present the latest science on wildlife values in concern to the Southern Rockies.

“We all know we live an amazing place,” said Ryland Nelson, Southern Rockies Program Coordinator with Wildsight. “This is a great opportunity to learn from leading scientists why this is one of the most important places in North America for wildlife connectivity.”

Three individuals, all with their own unique experiences with the Rocky Mountains, will host the evening. Dr. John Weaver has conducted research, restoration, and large landscape conservation for carnivores in the Rockies for over 40 years. Dr. Tony Clevenger studies wildlife connectivity in the area, with a focus on highway crossing structures. He has more recently been involved with a wolverine-tracking project within the Rocky Mountain Parks. Steven Gnam, who will be putting on a slideshow of regional images, has photographed wildlife, landscapes, and people in adventure throughout Canada and the western USA for the last 12 years.

Wildlife in the Rockies will take place on November 19 at the Red Tree Lodge, starting at 7:30 p.m. Entry is by donation to Wildsight.

 

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