Events Calendar

Upcoming events





Wildlife Field Techniques

From telemetry to mortality site investigations, these 4-day immersive courses provide hands-on training in some of the most common techniques used in terrestrial mammal research. New for 2023, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting this signature course in both Washington and Montana! Learn how to locate collars using radio (VHF) telemetry, interpret wildlife track and sign, perform wildlife field necropsies, deploy wildlife camera traps, investigate mortality sites, and more. Learn more and register here



Ethical Live-Trapping for Wildlife Professionals

Live-trapping animals is one of the most challenging and high-stakes research techniques that wildlife biologists employ. Grounded in an ethical mindset, participants in this course will gain hands-on experience setting box, foothold, and culvert style traps to live-capture animals for research purposes. In addition, we will have in depth discussions around tips and tricks for trapping a variety of mammalian species, bait and lure selection, and considerations for running a successful trapline. Learn more and register here

Pair this course with The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture for a discount on registration!



The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture

Home Range is thrilled to partner with Dr. Mark Johnson, DVM to offer an in-person chemical capture workshop. Dr. Johnson has been teaching this course for over 20 years, and after a shift to online training during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is one of only a few in-person courses he will be teaching this year. This 3-day course includes hands-on labs and lessons in drug delivery systems, chemical immobilization drugs and dose calculations, patient monitoring, biological sampling, veterinary emergencies, post capture assessment, and more. Learn more and register here

Pair this course with Ethical Live-Trapping for a discount on registration!



Methow Wildlife Camp

At Methow Wildlife Camp, campers will learn about wildlife living in the Methow Valley and how wildlife biologists study these animals. From camera traps to tracking, in this club campers will spend their days outdoors exploring The Bush School campus and discovering all the life it holds. Register your kiddo here

Past events



Conservation and Natural Resource Career Day

Are you 14-18 years old and interested in a career in natural resources or conservation? Join FYRE, Okanogan Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy on 5/26/2023 from 9am-2:45pm to learn more about career pathways and the every day work that goes into caring for our environment. Participants will spend the day outside at TNC's Barker Mountain Preserve, participating in: 



Earth Day Celebration

Come visit Home Range's booth in the Educational Village at the Methow Recycles Earth Day Celebration! Live music, good food, and community connection will make this event one to remember. Visit the Methow Recycles website to learn more and purchase tickets.



Soup Night - Lynx and Wildfire

Research Director Carmen Vanbianchi will present on our lynx and wildfire project at the Soup Night series, hosted by The Bush School at 5:30pm on their Methow campus. The event is free to the public!



Recreation and Wildlife in Washington

Home Range's Becca Windell and Conservation Northwest's Kurt Hellmann presented at the Twisp River Tap House about how to recreate with wildlife in mind. The event was in partnership with the Methow Conservancy; you can view a recording of the presentation here



Winter Field Skills Training Course

HRWR hosted a 4-day course in the Methow Valley that covered essential winter field skills such as orienteering and survival, towing and backing a trailer, and snowmobile operation.



Lynx live-trap building party

To outfit lynx with GPS collars, we needed to build 30 box traps using a design that is safe, humane, and effective for capturing lynx. Volunteers joined us for a trap-building work party where we cut and assembled the PVC trap frames and wrapped the frames with chicken wire. By helping to build traps, volunteers contributed to this important, local wildlife research. 



The Wildlife Society annual conference

Home Range hosted a booth at this year's national conference of The Wildlife Society, where we made many exciting connections with biologists from near and far.



One-year Anniversary Party and Annual Fundraiser
Hosted at Meza in downtown Winthrop, we spent an evening with friends and supporters updating the community on the work we accomplished in the first year as an organization and the exciting things to come. A silent auction with goodies from local businesses and organizations capped off a fun event. THANK YOU to everyone who attended!!

Wildlife Field Techniques training course
This 4-day course exposed participants to various field techniques used in wildlife research such as wildlife track and sign interpretation, mortality-site investigations, radio-telemetry and remote camera use.
Visit the course page to learn more. 

Methow at Home
Watch a recording
of a Zoom presentation given by HRWR co-founders introducing Home Range to Methow at Home members.  

HRWR Launch Party and Fundraiser
Get together with us at the OSB Taproom at TwispWorks for a fun evening of drinks, appetizers, silent auction packages, and a presentation by HRWR co-founders. All funds raised will finance HRWR startup costs, the purchase of critical field equipment, program scholarships, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Couldn't attend? You can catch up on what you missed by watching a recording of the co-founder presentation, and donate to support our work. Thank you!

MeatEater Podcast Ep. 282 ft. Carmen Vanbianchi
Originally presented via MeatEater, 7/19/2021
Listen to MeatEater Podcast Episode 282 featuring an interview with HRWR Research Director Carmen Vanbianchi. She talks with Steven Rinella about chemical immobilization, field techniques, and more. 

Mesocarnivores in the Methow
Originally presented via Zoom, 2/5/2021
View a recording of Becca Windell's presentation on Mesocarnivores in the Methow, a First Tuesday event hosted by the Methow Conservancy.