Please join us for a program night this September 26th with Graham Taylor of the National Parks Conservation Association on Grizzly Bear Recovery in Washington State. This event is free and open to the public. Program Nights takes place on the fourth Thursday of every month from 7-9 pm unless otherwise indicated. Doors open at 6 pm.
Apex predators, such as grizzly bears, are critical to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. In Washington state this species is at a high risk of disappearing from the North Cascades, where only 5 grizzlies may remain. Restoring a viable grizzly population would contribute to the biodiversity in the ecosystem to the benefit of human beings and other species. This September program night we're excited to explore the topic of grizzly recovery with Graham Taylor, Northwest Field Manager with the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA), in Washington State and across the western US. Graham works with the Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Coalition, a group dedicated to restoring grizzly bears to North CascadesNational Park and the surrounding ecosystem. He will feature Time for the Grizzly a popular short film by Chris Morgan that examines how grizzly bear recovery is proceeding in Montana. Graham will discuss the ongoing process here in Washington, and take questions about how we at the Eastside Audubon can get involved. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service are currently taking public comment on their plan to bring bears to the North Cascades.Learn how you can support the effort!
Information about our speaker:
Graham Taylor comes to NPCA from the Sierra Club, where he spent five years organizing for the Our Wild America Campaign, focusing efforts to expand protections for the forests and rivers of the Olympic Peninsula and Washington’s North Cascades. Graham has experience working with grassroots constituencies to generate demand for conservation across Washington and chairs the Wildlife Committee for Sierra Club's Washington State Chapter. He is passionate about protecting landscapes and endangered species, and has worked on campaigns to protect the threatened marbled murrelet, grizzly bear, wolf, northern spotted owl, and many other imperiled species. His past work with AmeriCorps at the Tahoma Audubon Society office helped train him to coordinate and work closely with volunteers.