Last Chance Audubon Society November Program: Wolverines and Lynx: Monitoring Montana’s Rare Carnivores.
FREE – ALL are welcome.
When and Where:
Nov 8, 2022, 7:00PM
Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave.
Bret Davis and Kalon Baughan will discuss non-invasive methods of monitoring rare and elusive carnivores. Their talk will focus on novel ways they identify and monitor individual Wolverine and Lynx, two of Montana’s most iconic and threatened species. Three years of work in the mountains along the Continental Divide in central Montana have given them a unique view into the world of these wild creatures. The animal’s natural life histories, camera trap photographs (with both traditional game cameras and professional DSLR equipment), and perspectives on current issues in conservation and preservation of Montana’s wild ecosystems will be presented.
Bret works in Bozeman as a research scientist in a physics laboratory. He has worked on numerous conservation projects throughout Montana, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the wild woods of Alaska. Kalon works as a professional artist and photographer. He has dedicated the past 12 years to wildlife conservation developing non-invasive methods integrating trail camera technology for monitoring rare forest carnivores.