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June 2020

Online Views and Brews: Mountain Goats Return to Lawetlat’la

June 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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…

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February 2021

Views & Brews: Northwest Avalanche Center Safety Course

February 22 @ 5:45 pm
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New to winter backcountry travel or want to brush up your skills from last year? Mount St. Helens Institute is hosting Northwest Avalanche Center's Avalanche Awareness class. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially life-saving skill. This virtual class provides a basic approach to managing risk. NWAC instructors will explain how to access avalanche and mountain weather forecasts and recognize basic signs of avalanche danger. This link to the livestream will…

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