Winter Field Ecology

MAR 22-24 & DEC 6-8, 2019 

Learn about the adaptations wildlife species in the Swan Valley use to survive the cold winter months of NW Montana! Through a mix of informal lecture and plenty of time in the field, we will explore the conditions faced by plants, birds, animals, and humans in the Swan and investigate the various strategies for survival used by species who call this area home.


$200 Includes MEALS, two nights LODGING AT THE BECK HOMESTEAD, TRANSPORTATION DURING THE COURSE & SNOWSHOES.

Sample Itinerary:

  • FRIDAY: Arrive at the Beck Homestead between 6-8 pm for group social time (finger foods and beverages), orientation / weekend schedule, game cam videos

  • SATURDAY: AM - tracking lecture (1 hour) field tracking (2-3 hours)
    PM - Natural history hike (apply tracking skills to discussion of winter adaptations)
    Evening - fireside social

  • SUNDAY - AM hike and snow pit studies (snow science, SWE, terrain considerations)
    Depart after lunch

To register, call Lindsay @ 754 3137 or e-mail at Lindsay@svconnections.org


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