2017 Science and History Day Agenda

Wateron-Glacier International Peace Park

14th Annual Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day

West Glacier Community Building, Glacier National Park
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks – Mark Biel, Acting Chief of Science & Resources Management, Glacier National Park
Welcome – Eric Smith, Deputy Superintendent, Glacier National Park
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.: Wildlife Session
Moderator – Mary Riddle, Chief of Planning and Environmental Compliance, Glacier National Park

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Ancestry.Griz: Insights from a Family a Tree, Tabitha Graves, Research Ecologist, U.S.G.S Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Barriers to gene flow in White-Crowned Sparrows, Catherine (Cat) Welke, Graduate Student, Masters of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, AB
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.: History Session
Moderator – Genoa Alger, Resource Management Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Stories from our Ancestors, Edwin Knox, Cultural Resource Management Program Lead, Waterton Lakes National Park

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. – The History of West Glacier’s Fire Hose Tower, Terry Peterson, Citizen Science Coordinator and Jack Polzin, Historic Preservation Specialist, Glacier National Park
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break (Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch)
During the lunch hour, interested participants may visit one or more stops along the Headquarters District Historic Walking Tour featuring West Glacier’s Fire Hose Tower. The entire tour takes approximately one hour to complete. Brochures and maps will be available.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Watershed and Landscapes
Moderator – Kathy Tonnessen, Retired U.S. National Park Services Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Coordinator

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Range Health Assessment of the Foothills Parkland Ecoregion of Waterton Lakes National Park, AB Canada, Carla Koenig, Wildlife Biologist/Vegetation Ecologist, Carla Koenig Environmental Services

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Changing Landscapes in the Alpine of Glacier NP, Erich Peitzsch, Physical Scientist, U.S.G.S Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Aquatic Resources Session
Moderator – Candace Jung, Resource Management Officer, Waterton Lakes National Park

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Updates on the Quartz Lake Trout Removal Project and the Grace Lake Bull Trout Translocation Project – Where have we been and where are we going?, Chris Downs, Fisheries Biologist, Glacier National Park

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Meltwater Stoneflies & other Rare Insects of the Alpine, Joe Giersch, Aquatic Entomologist, U.S.G.S Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjorn – Barb Johnston, Ecosystem Scientist, Waterton Lakes National Park

Last updated: July 11, 2017