Public Invited to Brown-Bag Lecture
Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a brown-bag lecture on Tuesday, October 11, from 12- 1pm at the Community Building in West Glacier. The public is invited to join Dr. John Weaver share information from his recent report, Conservation Value of Roadless Areas for Vulnerable Fish and Wildlife Species in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, Montana.
The report was written to inform discussions and decisions about the remaining roadless areas in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The goal is to assess the conservation value of 1.33 million acres of roadless areas for a suite of vulnerable species using latest scientific information and conservation needs.
Weaver is a senior conservation scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society. Over the past 30 years, Weaver has played key roles in conservation of large carnivores in the United States and Canada. He has held leadership positions with the US Forest Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service, served on several recovery teams, and helped restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho.
Recently, Weaver's field research and recommendations on wide-ranging wildlife (grizzly bears and woodland caribou) around Nahanni National Park in the Northwest Territories led to a 7-fold expansion of that park to nearly 12,000 square miles.
Additional brown-bag lectures will be scheduled throughout the coming months. For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/ccrlc.htm or contact 406-888-5827.
Did You Know?
If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.