Membership Meeting: October 20 at 5pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5 pm AKDT. View Recorded Video

Please join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5-6pm (AKDT), for our Friends monthly  meeting.

Tracking Lynx Across Alaska:  What Have We Learned?
Guest Speaker Yukon Flats Refuge Wildlife Biologist Mark Bertram will share with us what they are learning about lynx movement and prey interactions from tracking over 160 lynx captured on four different Alaska Refuges.  
Where and how fast will lynx move when the hare population crashes?  Are there barriers to movement across the landscape or geographic features that enable movement?  What new technologies are being used to monitor lynx movement?  Bertram will answer all these questions and share fabulous lynx photos.
Mark Bertram, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1986, has been studying a variety of animals and other resources on the third largest refuge in the nation, the 11 million acre Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge for the past 27 years.  Mark says “The Yukon Flats is an awesome place to work –  a 10,000 square mile pristine wetland basin home to thousands of breeding waterfowl and healthy intact predator/prey systems – it’s a biologists dream.”   He resides in Fairbanks.