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From Backyards to Mountain Tops: Coexisting with Carnivores in Washington

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Presented by Brian N. Kertson, Ph.D. , Carnivore Research Scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


All ages welcome.

The presentation will provide insights on the ecology and behavior of Washington’s carnivores including cougars, bobcats, black bears, wolves and coyotes.
Get tips for avoiding conflicts with these species where you live, work and recreate.

Brian Kertson has 12 years of experience conducting field-based research on carnivores in the Pacific Northwest with a particular emphasis on cougar ecology, behavior and management.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Bob McCoy May 23, 2012 at 06:54 AM
This will be an outstanding presentation to learn facts about our Washington wildlife--specifically, the predators that control the food web. Last year Issaquah Press ran an article about Brian Kertson, the presenter, and his study in our area. http://www.issaquahpress.com/2011/08/02/issaquah-is-cougar-territory-but-big-cats-are-still-scarce/ We will have literature from WDFW, Mountain Lion Foundation, Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, and the state's Karelian Bear Dog (KBD) program. We also expect to have KBD Savute and Officer Chris Moszeter at the program. A few people from Wolf Haven International, in Tenino, plan to attend, also. June 6 will be an opportunity for you, and your children, to talk to experts willing to share their knowledge of our carnivores, and for you to learn how to safely enjoy Washington's great outdoors, with knowledge about the animals you might be fortunate enough to meet when out and about. I hope to see you and your family there! http://www.mountainlion.org/ http://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/kbd/ http://bearinfo.org/ http://www.wolfhaven.org/ http://www.kcls.org/about/support/volunteers/friends.cfm

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