November 28, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Ever since I started volunteering with Cascadia Wild with their Wolverine Tracking project, I have become very interested in Wolverines. If you are also interested in this elusive and mysterious carnivore, you should join me for this presentation:
In order to attend, you need to sign up with the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation as well, go here and sign up after you RSVP for this event:
Oregon Wildlife is a major supporter of the wolverine detection study now winding down in the Eagle Cap Wilderness area of NE Oregon's Wallowa Mountains. Wolverines, until recently, were thought extirpated from Oregon. If it can be shown that wolverines are resident in Oregon, they would be afforded additional protection under Oregon's Endangered Species law. This two-year study, by Audrey Magoun, identified several wolverines in the Eagle Cap Wilderness last year. The study's objectives this year were to verify the continued presence of wolverines identified earlier and, with luck, a female. That combination of findings would support the hypothesis that wolverines are resident in Oregon. The first objective of the study, to verify the continued presence of one or more wolverines seen previously, was accomplished. "Stormy", a young male, identified in the winter/spring of 2011 was again caught on camera this year. Unfortunately, the study has not yet documented the presence of a female wolverine. Audrey has completed her closing report on the Eagle Cap Wilderness study and will be sharing her results with us during the opening presentation in our[masked] Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 28.
Concurrently, Oregon Wildlife is working with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife on a companion forest predator detection survey in Oregon's northern Cascade Range. The principal researcher in that effort, Jamie McFadden, will also be joining us on November 28th to describe this new study effort's goals and objectives. We hope you can join us! To register for this presentation, use the link above.
This is a free event however we hope you will consider making a donation in support of Oregon Wildlife!
Please try to make it there by 6 pm to get a good seat, the presentation starts at 6:30 pm.