Join author William Dietrich and wildlife biologist Bill Gaines for an inspiring evening discussion at Barn Beach Reserve, a nine-acre nature sanctuary bordering the Wenatchee River and Waterfront Park, just a short walk from downtown Leavenworth, Washington.
Entrance fee is $5 for non-members/$3 for current Wenatchee River Institute members. Come early and enjoy a no-host bar along with great comraderie! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
William Dietrich is the New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer-winning journalist of fifteen books, including award-winning Northwest environmental texts. His popular historical thrillers have been translated into thirty-one languages. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with a daily view of the North Cascades.
Bill Gaines is the Director of the Washington Conservation Science Institute. He has spent the past quarter century studying the role of large carnivores in ecosystems. His research has taken him to the Karakorum Mountains of Pakistan to search for snow leopards, the Andes of Ecuador to study the habitats of Spectacle Bears, and Denali National Park to observe grizzly bears and wolves. But his favorite, and most challenging, adventures have been in the pursuit of the elusive grizzly bear in the North Cascades. Bill earned his PhD in Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. He lives with his family in Leavenworth, WA and enjoys backcountry skiing, climbing, and other outdoor pursuits.
Photo by Hudson Henry.