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Online Views and Brews: Mountain Goats Return to Lawetlat’la
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nathan Reynolds is an ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. For millennia, Cowlitz people climbed the slopes of Lawetlat’la/Mount St. Helens to hunt mountain goats and collect wool. These fibers were spun into yarn, woven into capes and blankets, and traded throughout the pre-contact Northwest Coast as high-status items. Since the 1980 eruption, mountain goats have naturally recolonized Mount St. Helens and the population is expanding. Biologists from the tribe, several agencies, and volunteer citizen scientists are working together to monitor population trends. The volcano is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property of the Cowlitz Tribe, and members are again gathering tufts of wool from the slopes of Lawetlat’la, preparing to recover the lost art of wool-weaving. This event will be held online. Links will be posted on Facebook page when the event starts.
The recording will be posted to Mount St. Helens Institute’s YouTube channel the following day. For more information, email email@example.com or call 360-449-7883.