In 1939, Bald Mountain opened to skiing, forever changing the Wood River Valley and the winter recreation industry. However, over the last 20 years, this iconic mountain’s trees have been increasingly threatened by wildfire, a growing bark beetle infestation, and multiple disease outbreaks. To protect our community’s signature mountain, collaborative efforts have now been underway for several years to secure the future of our treasured ski mountain and its forests (while creating some excellent new tree skiing in the process).
Quench your thirst for knowledge and join the Idaho Conservation League and USFS for an exciting presentation on the latest forest restoration efforts on Baldy. Speakers will discuss the state of Baldy’s forests and ongoing efforts to address their declining health, forest ecology, and upcoming opportunities to be involved with community initiatives to save Baldy’s forests (not to mention a sneak peek at the new gladed skiing from this summer’s forest health work!).
– Josh Johnson, ICL’s Senior Conservation Associate
– Zach Poff, (Acting) Program Manager Forest Legacy & Community Forest and Open Space Programs with USFS
Based on the Science Cafe model developed in Europe in the 1990s, ICL is pleased to present Science Pub as a fun way to bring educators, scientists, presenters and the public together. Come on out, grab a beer and join in on the informal discussions around scientific topics and environmental issues. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for drinks and knowledge!