wolverineThe Methow Conservancy’s annual year-end holiday social and community program on Dec. 9 will feature renowned wildlife biologist and author Douglas Chadwick, who will present a program entitled “Wolverines, Grizzly Bears, and the Natural Power of Connections.”

The free event begins in the Winthrop Barn at 6 p.m. with a holiday party featuring free appetizers and drinks. Chadwick’s presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Chadwick, author of The Wolverine Way and 10 other books, and frequent National Geographic contributor, will illustrate fresh ways to look at, and think about, some of the country’s wildest wildlife, particularly wolverines and grizzly bears. His work spans more than 35 years and involves multi-year projects observing species in their habitat.

The Conservancy will also announce the recipients of its annual Conservation Awards.

For more information, call 996-2870 or email mary@methowconservancy.org.