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Wild Links 2008 Presentations

Presentations from 2008 Wild Links

Planning for a future for wildlife and working landscapes from the North Cascades to northeast Washington

The Wild Links 2008 presentations are available in PDF format. Please contact Jen Watkins.

September 9, 2008

Panelists opened and closed the first day of the conference by addressing questions on challenges to wildlife within the landscape of and connecting the North Cascades to northeast Washington, accomplishments and success stories, and ongoing efforts at the landscape level. 

Thank you to our panelists 

  • Dana Base, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Peter Singleton, Pacific NW Research Station, US Forest Service
  • Mike Peterson, The Lands Council   
Wildlife Science
  • Review of recent wildlife monitoring in the Colville National Forest and Northeast WA, David Bostick, Wildlife Biologist, Colville National Forest, and Dana Base, Wildlife Biologist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Habitat Connectivity Modeling from the Cascades to the Rockies, Brad McRae, The Nature Conservancy
  • Predation of Cougar Populations in NE Washington, Jonathan Keehner, WSU
  • Washington Fisher Habitat Assessment and Recovery Plan, Robert Naney, Okanogan National Forest
Landscape Conservation
  • Saving room for wildlife in the Okanogan, Todd Thorn, Okanogan Valley Land Council
  • Tools and Strategy in Landscape Conservation, Peter Dykstra, Trust for Public Land
  • Land conservation in NE Washington, Chris DeForest, Inland NW Land Trust
Innovative Efforts and Policies
  • NE Washington Forestry Coalition, Lloyd McGee, Vaagen Bros. Lumber Company
  • Developing a Wildlife Habitat Connectivity component to Washington's Environmental Retrofit Program for Highways, Kelly McAllister, WA Dept. of Transportation
  • Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, Harriet Allen, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  • Addressing Habitat Connectivity in Northeast Washington Forest Plan Revisions, Bill Gaines, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
  • NCW Biodiversity Council:  Connecting People to Sustain Our Natural Heritage, Nancy Warner, Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship


September 10, 2008

Review of Statewide Efforts Underway in Washington State
  • Washington Biodiversity Project, Lynn Helbrecht, WA Biodiversity Council
  • Washington's Wildlife Action Plan, Amy Clarke Eagle, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Introduction to the Washington Habitat Connectivity Working Group
  • Background on WA Department of Transportation's leadership on statewide connectivity planning, Kelly McAllister, WA Department of Transportation
  • Overview of Washington Habitat Connectivity Working Group, Joanne Schuett-Hames, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Thinking Across State Lines
  • Connectivity Planning in Idaho and Montana, Elizabeth Williams, Safe Passage Coordinator, American Wildlands
  • WGA and connectivity coordination across western states, Monique DiGiorgio, Western Environmental Law Center

Relevant Links and Resources

Below are links shared by attendees and presenters that are relevant to the landscape and topics of focus for 2008. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional ideas for information to share on this page.

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