Wild Links 2007
Summary page for the 2007 Wild Links conference in Ellensburg, Washington, focused on the North Cascades ecoregion.
Washington's North Cascades Ecoregion
On September 10th, 2007, over fifty people gathered at Central Washington University around this year's theme of "Washington's Cascades: I-90 and North." The event highlighted the amazing combined efforts of many to understand and improve the landscape of the North Cascades.Another event is planned for September 2008.
The first Wild Links included an impressive program agenda and list of speakers. In the morning panelists--Bill Gaines (USFS), Jeff Krupka (USFWS), and Denise Joines (Wilburforce Foundation)--addressed questions about landscape-level challenges to wildlife, touching on ongoing efforts and what we are doing right. In the afternoon they returned to review gaps in our current efforts, looking ahead to next steps and a vision for this landscape.
Click below to download pdf files of presentations from the event. Some of the files are large, please be patient. If you have trouble downloading, contact jen (a) conservationnw.org to receive a CD.
Presentation (click on title to download PDF)
|Gary Koehler, WDFW||
(8.9 MB pdf)
|John Rohrer, USFS||
(2.6 MB pdf)
|John Lehmkuhl, PNW Research Station||
(1.6 MB pdf)
|Larry Matson, WSDOT and Robert Long, WTI||
(3.5 MB pdf)
|Todd Thorn, Okanogan Valley Land Council||
(1.3 MB pdf)
|Bob Bugert, Chelan Douglas Land Trust||
(5.9 MB pdf)
|David Gerth, Kittitas Land Trust||
(8.2 MB pdf)
|Jill Arango, Cascade Land Conservancy||
(4.1 MB pdf)
|Joe Scott, Conservation Northwest||
(2.4 MB pdf)
|Dale Swedberg, WDFW||
(9.4 MB pdf)
|Cynthia Wilkerson, The Wilderness Society||
(2.5 MB pdf)
|Charlie Raines, I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition||
(4.2 MB pdf)
Additional resources highlighted or shared with and by attendees
Mountain Goat Conservation in Washington's Cascades: A Genetic Approach by Western Washington University Professor David Wallin.
Written report of North Cascades Wolverine Study. Link to this report as covered by presenter John Rohrer of the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest.
Habitat Protection and Land Trusts Work
The Nature Conservancy's Ecoregional Assessment of the North Cascades Ecosystem.
Non-profit Efforts and Collaboratives
Grizzly Bear Outreach Project's polling on public opinion and knowledge of bears and recovery efforts.
Wildlife Research Grants from Seattle City Light. Grants awarded are likely to range from $5,000 to $30,000. Pre-proposals due twice a year around April and September.