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The adventure of a lifetime

The adventure of a lifetime

The Pacific Biodiversity Institute in Winthrop and the North Cascades Basecamp near Mazama recently hosted 13 students between the ages of 18 and 26 from Austria, Spain, Canada and several U.S. states for four weeks, for an intensive Conservation Science and Leadership Course. One of the students wrote the attached article about the experience, which...
Bird conservation and birding in South America

Bird conservation and birding in South America

Lucila Castro, an Argentine conservation biologist and bird expert, and Peter Morrison of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute (PBI) in Winthrop will talk about the birds of South America, which has some of the most important bird conservation opportunities in the world, and discuss birding hotspots at the Twisp River Pub on Tuesday (Sept. 29). The...
News briefs: September 16, 2015

News briefs: September 16, 2015

Community meeting on helicopter plan The Methow Valley Citizens Council will host a community informational meeting on Oct. 1 to discuss the U.S. Army’s proposal to conduct helicopter training exercises in a broad area of north central Washington including the North Cascades. The meeting will be from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. The...
Community news briefs: July 1, 2015

Community news briefs: July 1, 2015

Help out at the rink The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink is looking for skilled carpenters to volunteer their expertise this week to help with framing the new buildings under construction at the rink. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Friday (July 3). For more information, call (509) 341-4400. Refrigeration equipment and other amenities are...
Field trip to study Carlton Complex Fire burn area

Field trip to study Carlton Complex Fire burn area

Staff from the Winthrop-based Pacific Biodiversity Institute will lead a field trip on Saturday (Sept. 13) covering parts of the Carlton Complex Fire burn area to explore wildlife responses and ecosystem recovery. A car pool for the free trip will leave the Hank’s Harvest Foods parking lot in Twisp at 10 a.m. The trip is...
Researchers say ‘adaptation’ makes more sense than fighting wildfires

Researchers say ‘adaptation’ makes more sense than fighting wildfires

By ANN McCREARY Rather than spending money to fight extreme wildfires like the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, we’d do better to create “fire-adapted” communities in fire-prone areas like the Methow Valley, according to Peter Morrison of Pacific Biodiversity Institute (PBI) in Winthrop. “We spend billions of dollars a year in our attempts to...
In search of ponderosa pines

In search of ponderosa pines

Study looks at ‘imperiled’ trees’ role in the valley ecosystem   By ANN McCREARY Walking through the Methow Valley a century ago, you would find yourself in the midst of open stands of large ponderosa pine trees that dominated the landscape. Today, only a fraction of those expansive, park-like ponderosa pine forests remain, and their...
Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison

Seeing the forest and the trees Interview by Marcy Stamper  Sept. 2009   Peter Morrison founded the nonprofit Pacific Biodiversity Institute, a branch of the Sierra Biodiversity Institute. The Institute conducts scientific research in the fields of ecology, conservation biology and natural resource management.    PBI is involved in so many aspects of analyzing the...