Huxley Speaker Series 3/15/18: Mitch Friedman: Keeping the Wild in Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:49pm

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Location: AW-204

Mitch Friedman, Executive Director, Conservation Northwest

Keeping the Wild in Washington

Fisher - photo by Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project

Washington’s diverse landscape, from rainforest to sage steppe, supports diverse wildlife treasured by our people who live here. But with a rapidly growing human population and changing climate, focused and resourced conservation action is needed to sustain that biodiversity. Mitch will share observations from over three decades of protecting wildlands and wildlife, including some inspiring successes. He’ll also explain how the state is under committing to our wildlife, and what can be done about that.

Mitch Friedman never held the same job for longer than a few months prior to founding Conservation Northwest in 1989, working prior to that as a gas pumper, ranch hand, fork lift driver, North Pacific fisheries biologist, and other odd jobs. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Washington and raised two daughters in Bellingham before recently moving back to Seattle.

Fisher (Gifford Pinchot National Forest) - photo by Mitchell Parsons


The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:00 in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.

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