As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. David Wallin will discuss mountain goat populations in the Washington Cascades at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Mountain goats inhabit remote, mountainous terrain from Alaska to the western territories of Canada and south to Washington, Idaho and Montana, where they play an important role in shaping alpine plant communities and as prey for large predators. Mountain goat populations in Washington state have declined by 70% or more since the 1950s, probably as a result of overhunting. Although alpine habitat throughout most of the Washington Cascades and southern BC is largely intact, the intervening low elevation habitat has undergone varying degrees of anthropogenic alterations.
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