Bitterroot Audubon’s September program will feature a presentation on Wolverine Watchers, a citizen-science project designed to detect wolverines, fishers and martens in the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains. In 2015 Defenders of Wildlife teamed up with the Bitterroot National Forest to launch this project, which now enlists about 150 Missoula and Bitterroot Valley volunteers each winter season who monitor over 20 data-collection stations. Carnivore experts Kylie Paul and Russ Talmo co-lead Wolverine Watchers and will share fascinating tales, photos and videos of these elusive forest creatures detected using wildlife cameras and baited hair snare stations.
This program is on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge Visitors’ Center, located north of Stevensville on Wildfowl Lane. The program is free, and the public is invited. Contact Kay Fulton at 406-360-8664, for more information.