Wolf OR7 Expedition: 1,200 miles tracking the remarkable journey of an ordinary wolf

David Moskowitz at The Barn Learning Center
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Barn at Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA

In 2011, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife placed a GPS collar on a wild wolf they named OR7 in the northeastern corner of the state. This wolf went on to make international news as it wandered over 1200 miles to the south and west, becoming the first wolf to be documented in California in 90 years.

In the spring of 2014, the OR7 Expedition team set out on foot and bicycle to retrace the path of this wandering animal and see the world a 21st Century wolf encountered on his travels across two states, multiple mountain ranges, a vast desert, and past numerous towns and cities. Enjoy stories, images, and video clips from adventurer David Moskowitz, and hear what the team learned about what it means to share the landscape with large carnivores in the modern world.

For more information of the OR7 Expedition visit or7expedition.org.

About the Speaker

David Moskowitz works as a biologist, photographer, and outdoor educator. He is the author of two books, Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon. He has contributed his technical expertise to a wide variety of wildlife studies regionally and in the Canadian and U.S. Rocky mountains, focusing on using tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology and promote conservation. He helped establish the Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other Northwest wildlands.

David’s extensive experience as an outdoor educator includes training mountaineering instructors for Outward Bound, leading wilderness expeditions throughout the western United States and in Alaska, teaching natural history seminars, and as the lead instructor for wildlife tracking programs at Wilderness Awareness School.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and outdoor education from Prescott College.David is a certified Track and Sign Specialist through Cybertracker Conservation and is an Evaluator for this rigorous professional certification program.