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2021 Wilderness Speaker Series- VIRTUAL | Kalispell, Montana

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The 2021 Wilderness Speaker Series is presented by The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, Montana Wilderness Association- Flathead-Kootenai Chapter, Northwest Montana Fire Lookout Association, and Natural Resources Conservation Management Program at FVCC. The speaker series is traditionally hosted at the Flathead Valley Community College's Art and Technology Building, but will be virtual for 2021. Lectures are held will be every first Wednesday of the month in February, March, and April from 7-8:15 P.M. and are free to attend. Registration is required to participate the night-of. Recordings will be available to watch afterwards.


FEBRUARY 3RD: "A New Way into the Wild – Inclusion as a Criterion for the Future of Conservation"

Join the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation for this in-depth discussion with Dr. Drew Lanham. J. Drew Lanham, PhD, is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Master Teacher of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. He is a cultural and conservation ornithologist whose work addresses the confluence of race, place and nature. Drew is an accredited author, a lifelong bird watcher and hunter-conservationist living in Seneca, SC.

MARCH 3RD: “Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders For Wild Lands”

Join this presentation and reading by author John McCarthy hosted by the Northwest Montana Lookout Association. Working the Wilderness tells true stories about four men and one woman who established how to work in and be in the wilderness. They were guides for protection of wilderness and for the protectors who followed them. Their stories celebrate heroes for the enduring resource of wilderness and point to the future to keep their legacies thriving.

APRIL 7TH: "Owls of Montana"

When it comes to documenting change in the natural world, Denver Holt has seen a lot. He has studied Owls in the wild for over 30 years and is one of the world's leading experts. Join the founder and lead researcher of the Owl Research Institute of Charlo, MT as he discusses Owls of Montana with an insight into current research and habitat concerns. Hosted by the Montana Wilderness Association.

Event Setting

Speaker series will be virtual this year. Registration is required to participate the night-of. Recordings will be available to watch afterwards.


No charge