Wilderness Issues Lecture Series

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The 2020 Wilderness Issues Lecture Series Presents

From Wilderness to Sea

How Rivers Connect People and Biodiversity Across Boundaries


7-8:30 p.m. MST

Lectures will be held remotely.

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar on Tuesday.

Free and Open to the Public

Available for 1 Credit as NRSM 371 or NRSM 594 03


March 10 - Ellen Wohl - Professor, Geosciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University - "Messy Rivers are Healthy Rivers: The Role of Spatial Heterogeneity in Sustaining River Ecosystems"

March 24 - Les Evarts - Fisheries Program Manager, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes - "Rewilding the Jocko River Watershed"

March 31 - Erin Sexton - Senior Scientist, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana - "A Tale of Two Rivers; The Transboundary Flathead and Kootenai Watersheds"

April 14 - George Pess - Program Manager of the Watershed Program, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center - "Ecosystem Response to the Removal of the Elwha River Dams"

April 21 - Daniel Schindler - Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington - "Bristol Bay, Alaska: Where the World's Last Great Salmon Fishery is Threatened by Development of Industrial-Scale Mining" 

April 28 - Ladd Knotek - Fisheries Management Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - "Fisheries and Wildlands Management in the Rattlesnake: Balancing Watershed Restoration, Native Trout Recovery, and Wilderness Character"