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|Perspectives 2017 - 2018
7 pm Tuesday, North Olympic Library, Lauridsen Blvd & Peabody St, Port Angeles
November 14, 2017
Roots in the Sky: Canopy Research in Olympic National Park
Korena Mafune, PhD candidate, University of Washington
Climbing high in the tops of rain forest maples, Korena Mafune is studying the role of adventitious roots growing in canopy soils. What role do they play and can these roots help trees survive in a changing climate?
December 12, 2017
Ozette Archeology – A retrospective
Paul Gleeson, Chief of Cultural Resources – retired, Olympic National Park
Over 300 years ago a mudslide at the Ozette village crushed buildings and encapsulated a moment of rich village life and Makah tradition. Evidence of this tragedy surfaced in 1966 offering an extraordinary view of the past. Learn about this discovery from Paul Gleeson, who worked on the exciting excavation.
January 9, 201
Geology and Earthquakes on the Olympic Peninsula
Dann May, Peninsula College
Evidence on the landscape reveals the history of a massive earthquake and tsunami that struck this region in 1700. Learn how these destructive geologic forces have shaped the dramatic and beautiful landscape in our backyard.
February 13, 2018
Fishers on the Olympic Peninsula
Patricia Happe, PhD., Wildlife Biologist, Olympic National Park
Fishers were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-2010 and quickly spread throughout the Peninsula. Dr. Happe will share the latest results from the multi-agency monitoring of this forest carnivore.
March 13, 2018
A Final Assessment of Elwha Revegetation
Josh Chenoweth, Restoration Ecologist, Olympic National Park
Come learn the results of six years of revegetation efforts in the Elwha reservoirs and predictions on future vegetation changes. As active revegetation winds down, and nature takes over, learn what worked and what didn’t.
April 10, 2018
John Calambokidis, Research Biologist, Cascadia Research
A dramatic response by multiple agencies led to the successful rescue of a stranded gray whale from the beach near Kalaloch in Olympic National Park. Come listen to those whose efforts helped rescue the whale and get an update on the latest gray whale research.
The Perspectives series is free, sponsored by Olympic National Park & the Friends of Olympic National Park.
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