Wilderness Association Organizes Adventure Through Whitefish Range

By Beacon Staff

On Saturday, July 13, guide Brian Baxter will lead a day of exploring the Whitefish Mountain Range as part of the Montana Wilderness Association’s free “Flora, Fauna, Footprints, Fur and Feathers” educational program.

Baxter has spent countless hours searching for wolverine and other wildlife species in this area as well as doing forestry and botanical surveys. Baxter has degrees in both forestry and wildlife management, and over 38 years of experience in the field. He also leads winter tracking classes in the Flathead Valley.

Participants will learn about vegetation and wildflowers and study an overall wildlife outlook, animal tracking, furbearer overview including lynx and wolverine, and birds of prey in this unique habitat.

This is an excellent class for naturalists, wildlife lovers, photographers, natural science professionals, or anyone who is interested in learning more about wildlife and vegetation, according to event organizers.

To join in this free, open to the public outdoor experience, meet at Montana Coffee Traders in downtown Whitefish at 9 a.m. RSVP to Baxter to reserve a space by Friday, July 12.

For more information, please contact Baxter by phone: (406) 293-6500 or email, b_baxter53@yahoo.com.

The Montana Wilderness Association is a nonprofit organization working with communities to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations.

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