"Walking Bear Comes Home" is a 56-minute documentary film about bear biologist Chuck Jonkel.
Frank Tyro, co-director and principal cinematographer, attended the screening. Tyro worked with Chuck for over 30 years on the Arctic Ecology Field Courses sponsored by the Great Bear Foundation. Along with Frank, Jamie Jonkel, Chuck's son and MT FWP Wildlife Specialist, shared a few stories about his father.
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How Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
with Jack Cohen, retired research scientist from Missoula USFS Fire Laboratory.
Jack Cohen presents home owners with the evidence and the tools to greatly improve the odds that your home will survive a wildfire. It’s never too early to get ready for this year’s fire season!
Learn about the impact of wildfire on fish, streams, wildlife and the forest featuring Scott Tomson, Wildlife Biologist, USFS and Shane Hendrickson, Fisheries Biologist, USFS.
What are the short term impacts of wildlife being displaced or killed by wildfire?
What is the effect on fish if streams burn hot?
What was the impact of the Rice Ridge Fire on our habitat, fisheries and wildlife?
Master gardener Molly Hasket provided gardening tips to get this growing season off to a good start.
The audience asked some great questions.
After this event, the Seeley Swan Pathfinder began to have Molly as a monthly contributor, answering reader questions. Search "gardening" for those articles.
If you’re interested in helping out, or just curious, please join us at The Hub (Bison and Bear Mall) Monday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. for a program introduction and training session.
For additional information check out the Seeley Swan Pathfinder article from the February 22, 2018 edition.
"Our Last Refuge" is a film about the struggle to end energy exploration in the Badger/Two Medicine Area.
"Bud's Place" describes the life and times of Bud Moore, a USFS District Ranger, soldier, fur trapper, and wilderness advocate.
-co sponsored by Mt. Wilderness Association.
Adam Lieberg shared his expertise to help participants gain a better understanding of animal tracks they spot around the valley.
The presentation was free and open to everyone.
A two hour in-the-field tracking workshopfollowed the presentation. The workshop was also free but limited to 14 people.
Learn more about the event here.