Photo courtesy of David Moskowitz
Author and educator David Moskowitz presents “Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest” on Tuesday.

The Methow Conservancy will host its annual holiday party on Tuesday (Dec. 5) at the Winthrop Barn. Author, photographer and educator David Moskowitz will also present a film, “Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest,” produced by the Mountain Caribou Initiative.

The party, featuring drinks, appetizers and the Conservancy’s annual awards, begins at 6 p.m., and the presentation at 7 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. For information, call 996-2870.

In the summer of 2015 Moskowitz launched a project to understand the crumbling world of mountain caribou in western Canada and the northwestern continental United States. Moskowitz’s 35-minute film “gives voice to First Nations, scientists, foresters, conservationists, and recreationists attempting to put the Caribou Rainforest on the map before it’s too late,” according to a Conservancy press release. A brief discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the film.

Moskowitz is the author of “Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest” and “Wolves in the Land of Salmon.” He helped establish the Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other northwest wildlands. He is a certified wildlife tracker and tracking instructor and has taught numerous classes for the Methow Conservancy and many other entities.