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Friends of Mount Adams

Earth Day Seminar: People in Nature – Interactions on Mt Adams in a Warming Earth

What: Community Seminar on Climate Change and Mt Adams

Where: White Salmon High School Gymnasium

When: Saturday, April 25, 9am – 3pm

Hosted by: Friends of Mt Adams (mtadamsfriends.org)

Contact: Alec Maule, (503) 319-1584, agmaule@gmail.com

On the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, this science-based Friends of Mt Adams Community Seminar will explore the impacts of climate change-induced environmental changes on the biological communities that depend upon Mt Adams. The keynote speaker will be noted scholar, biologist, and author Dr. Robert Michael Pyle. He has published hundreds of articles, essays, peer-reviewed papers, stories, and poems. His twenty-two books include Wintergreen, Where Bigfoot Walks, Chasing Monarchs, Walking the High Ridge, and Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year. The event is free for all to attend.

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Seminar Schedule

9:00—9:45 Bill Weiler Friends of Mt Adams Board – Welcome, announcements & introductions

9:45—10:15 Darryl Lloyd, photographer, author and co-founder of Friends of Mt Adams introducing Dr. Pyle

10:15—11:15 Keynote Speaker: Robert Michael Pyle, Ph.D From the Bridge of the Gods to the Brave New World: How Our Mountains Meet Change, and Go On

11:15—11:45 Climate change, snow, and water in the Cascade Mountains

Oriana Chegwidden, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch (Please bring your own brown-bag lunch)

12:45—1:15 The Impact of Climate Change on Carnivores in the Cascade Mountains

Jocelyn Akins, Ph.D. Director, Cascade Carnivore Project

1:15—1:45 Watersheds and Fish of Mt. Adams from a Bird and Fish Perspective

Pat Connolly, Ph.D. Stream Ecologist (retired) USGS, Columbia River Research Lab

1:45—2:15 Climate Change and Impacts to Yakama First Foods and Culture

Elaine Harvey, Yakama Tribal member and Fisheries Biologist

2:15—2:30 Break

2:30—3:00 The influence of climate change on recreation and recreation-dependent economies

Eric M. White , Ph.D., Research Social Scientist Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

3:00 – 4:00 Question and answer panel with all seven speakers.

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