First Tuesday: Lynx and Wildfire in the Methow Valley
Join us 7pm at the Winthrop Barn for a Methow Conservancy First Tuesday presentation to learn about the Canada lynx research we are conducting in the Methow Valley. The goal of the Lynx Project is to understand how lynx use burned areas, and collect the information needed to recommend management actions for resilient forests and abundant lynx habitat into the future. Carmen Vanbianchi, research director and co-founder of Home Range, will give an overview of the project including stories from the field, images of the 3 adults that were live-trapped during the winter field season, and a demonstration of how our live traps work to safely capture and release these charismatic cats!
3rd Annual Community Update and Fundraiser
Join us for an evening with friends and supporters to hear about the work Home Range has been up to over the last year, meet and greet with our staff, and help raise funds to support our projects in 2024.
WHAT: Come prepared to have a good time!! We are excited to share about our organization with the community and hope you'll be able to show your support with a donation. Thank you in advance!
Can't attend? We'll miss you, but you can still support Home Range by donating now!
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.
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:
Hand on demonstrations of typical work to manage the land
Networking opportunities with conservation professionals
Round table discussion with instructors about how they started a career in natural resources
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!
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!!
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!