Webinar: For the Love of Truffles – 2/10

Webinar: For the Love of Truffles – 2/10

Conservation Northwest / Feb 04, 2021 / Events, Forest Field Program, Forestry, National Forests

Join us and the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers for an evening full of Truffles, featuring our Colville Forest Lead Tiana Luke!

We’re thrilled to be participating in this free online event hosted by the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers on February 10 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This virtual event will provide ways for you to impress your sweetheart through some homemade truffle recipes and demos, with methods to sustainably shop for Valentine’s Day.

There will also be opportunities to learn how truffles and other fungus coexist with native plants and animals, mushroom foraging in the Pacific NW, and more! We’ll be there alongside Rainy Day Bees, Nature’s Hands Gardening, Truffle Dog Co., and Zoofit.


Colville Forest Lead Tiana Luke hikes along Colt Killed Creek in Idaho.

Conservation Northwest’s Colville Forest Lead Tiana Luke will talk about fungi, forest restoration and collaboration from Deer Park, near the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington. Through our Forest Field Program, Tiana Luke serves on the board of in the Northeast Washington Forest Coalition (NEWFC), a stakeholder group including local conservation groups, the timber industry, and local business owners, to improve forest restoration. Be sure to tune in to learn more about this groundbreaking work!

Your registration automatically qualifies you for random giveaway prize drawings throughout the event program. This presentation will be recorded and available for all registrants. So don’t sweat it if you can’t make it, but make sure you register in order to gain access.

Forest Field Program

A big ponderosa pine in northeast Washington. Large, old trees are the markers of resilient dry and mesic forests. Photo: Tiana Luke.

A flagship program since our founding, we advance the use of the latest scientific research and engage collaboratively with other stakeholders to promote landscape-scale restoration of forests and watersheds. We apply our field experience to shape national and regional policies through forest collaboration, lobbying, media exposure, and public support and involvement.

We maintain forest staffers for the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan-Wenatchee and Colville national forests. Our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program also conducts focused work between the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Mount Rainier.

In addition to informing forestry projects from conception, we’re among the few regional groups that track forestry projects to completion on-the-ground through our Forest Watch field work, including;

  • Verifying riparian widths and timber sale unit boundaries,
  • Checking markings on old trees and verifying snag tree protections,
  • And ensuring thorough logging road closures as appropriate.

Learn more on our Forest Field Program webpage!

Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers

The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (PSAAZK) is located at Woodland Park Zoo. Serving as a professional organization for zookeepers, AAZK is a valuable resource for dedicated animal care workers. AAZK is dedicated to advancing animal care, promoting public awareness, enhancing professional development and contributing to local and global conservation through fundraising and stewardship. Our goal is to inspire and motivate through our roles as animal caregivers, educators and conservationists. Through workshops, conferences, newsletters, and internet forums, AAZK helps animal care staff stay current in husbandry, training, nutrition, and conservation. Well educated keepers using modern techniques means the animals in their care benefit tremendously.

Learn more on PSAAZK’s Facebook page!

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT TODAY! Learn more about our forest field program on OUR WEBPAGE.
Copper Butte, along the Kettle Crest on the Colville National Forest. One of several wildlands in northeast Washington that should have permanent protections. Photo: Tiana Luke