Event: Carnivores, Communities, Science & Coexistence – 2/20

Event: Carnivores, Communities, Science & Coexistence – 2/20

Conservation Northwest / Feb 03, 2020 / Events, Wildlife Monitoring

A talk on volunteer-powered wildlife conservation programs with Conservation Northwest and Woodland Park Zoo on February 20 in Issaquah.

Are you interested in helping to collect important data on native species in Washington and promote peaceful coexistence between wildlife and communities?

Please join us and Woodland Park Zoo on Thursday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Fleming Arts Center in Issaquah to learn more about volunteer-powered programs and how you can get involved!

Laurel Baum will be talking about Conservation Northwest’s Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, which gathers data about wildlife movement and presence in remote areas of Washington state to inform conservation efforts. Kodi Jo Jaspers and Katie Remine will present on Woodland Park Zoo’s Coexisting with Carnivores program, a community engagement program in proactive consideration of human-wildlife interactions, focusing on community-developed strategies to prevent human-wildlife conflict in the region and foster a sense of pride for our local wildlife.

Opportunities to mingle with volunteers, staff, and sign up for upcoming trainings and meetings, as well as refreshments will be provided!

About the programs

Now in its 14th year, Conservation Northwest’s Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project engages more than 100 community scientists to maintain dozens of remote camera sites in Washington and southern British Columbia to document species like wolverines, fishers, Canada lynx, wolves and grizzly bears. Through partnership with state, federal, tribal, and independent biologists, this data improves knowledge about wildlife presence and distribution that is vital to informing recovery planning and policy, as well as guiding the organization’s own programs and priorities.

Coexisting with Carnivores joins Woodland Park Zoo, Issaquah School District and the City of Issaquah as partners to ensure that the region continues to be a livable, sustainable, vibrant community within a matrix of intact natural ecosystems. Their Our Community, Our Carnivores program includes community outreach about urban carnivores, volunteer-led wildlife camera trapping in local parks, and solving and preventing conflicts with carnivores in neighborhoods.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with wildlife monitoring and carnivore coexistence experts!


A male wolverine, identifiable to researchers by the distinct chest blaze, photographed at a Central Cascades monitoring station for our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project. Photo: CWMP / CNW