Mountain Goat Management in Olympics and North Cascades


Mountain Goat Management in Olympics and North Cascades - Olympic National Forest Office

Mountaineers will receive training in advance of conducting public outreach efforts and observations of Mountain Goats in the Mt Ellinor, Hamma Hamma, Lena Lake and other areas in the Olympic National Forest and Park in preparation for Mountain Goat relocation to the North Cascades. Participants in the June 27 training are expected to help with trail-side public contact at the trails and on the dates as designated in the training.

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The training site is the Olympic National Forest Hq at 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia beginning at 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM. 

 The relocation of the MtGoat population from the Olympic Peninsula to the North Cascades is a major undertaking and The Mountaineers are asked to play a few roles; in supporting public awareness of the purpose and process of relocation and as trained observers of Mt Goats and backcountry travelers.

This is a unique opportunity to get an update from the Olympic National Forest staff on the roles that The Mountaineers can play in helping the public and National Forest and Park management prepare for Mountain Goat Relocation.  Presentations by  Wildlife Biologist,  Karen Holtrop and Susan Piper


The Ellinor trail & road will be closed for almost two weeks starting the evening of August 18th.


Management Plan and related Environmental Impact Statement 


Olympic National Forest Office

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