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Life on the rocks: A portrait of the American Mountain Goat

Smith, Bruce
Bruce Smith’s three years studying and photographing mountain goats in Montana’s Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area began a 40-year fascination with our continent’s premier mountaineer. In a beautiful and informative presentation, Bruce will provide a continental perspective of the animal’s life and ongoing conservation challenges across the West’s great mountain ranges. As a charismatic exemplar of the alpine ecosystem, the mountain goat illustrates how the rules of survival are changing for a biological community that lives on islands in the sky. Secondly, he’ll share his recent work in Montana that shows starkly different fortunes for that state’s native and introduced goat populations based on a synthesis of data from 1960 to 2015. He’ll accompany his discussion with images from his 2014 National Outdoor Book Award winning Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat.
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