2019 Summer Lecture Series


The 32nd Annual Summer Lecture Series at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR will be held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center auditorium in July and August.  The auditorium seats 100 people and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. All lectures are free.  Thanks to Friends of Nisqually NWR Complex for their support of the summer lecture series.

August 21

Where Wolverines Roam

Cathy Raley is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station.  She has been involved in various research projects including the ecology and management of pileated woodpeckers in Washington and Oregon, the ecology and conservation of fishers in the Pacific states and , since 2006, has been studying the distribution and ecology of wolverines in the northern Cascade Range in Washington and British Columbia.

Cathy has been studying wolverines for more than a decade.  Wolverines disappeared from the Cascade Range in Washington around the early to mid-1900's, but now they're back.  This talk will focus on what researchers have learned about the ecology and distribution of this elusive carnivore in our region.

August 28

For Heaven's Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.  Come See the Owls!

Claudia Supensky is the Director and Founder and David Supensky is the Project Manager of For Heaven's Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Their wildlife rehabilitation is licensed with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This presentation is both informative and educational about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.  Learn about various species, what to do when coming upon animals that need help, and the mission of the Rehab Center.  "For Heaven's Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (FHSARR) is dedicated to the preservation of orphaned and injured animals (wildlife) by providing quality care and treatment in a safe, secure and nurturing environment while preparing them for release into their natural habitat."  FHSARR is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.