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September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nature Night: David Moskowitz presents “Caribou Rainforest”

This event is co-hosted by Bark and Cascadia Wild

Join us at 6 p.m. with a special opportunity to meet David and purchased a signed copy of his book, Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. with a Q&A to follow at 8 p.m.

Join David Moskowitz, expert wildlife tracker, photographer, and author of the award winning book, Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope, for an evening of photos and stories exploring the world of the Pacific Northwest’s endangered mountain caribou and their home, the last inland temperate rainforest on Earth.

In a North American rainforest, that few people even know exists, about a dozen dwindling herds of caribou are struggling to survive.

Did you know that mountain caribou have been identified as an “umbrella species” by conservationists, meaning that protecting their habitat also helps preserve many other species who depend on the same ecosystem?

The story of this iconic animal and the stunning landscape of their home provides an example of shifting conservation challenges and tactics in the twenty-first century.

Come hear a story that we must listen to, understand, and learn from if we wish to protect the future of this rare rainforest ecosystem and the many species that depend on it as their home. Portland-based conservation organizations Bark, Cascadia Wild, and Bird Alliance of Oregon proudly unite to co-present the opening event to the 2019-20 Nature Night Speaker Series: Caribou Rainforest with by David Moskowitz.



A young mountain caribou peers under the head of its mother in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia. High mortality rates of calves has been a cause for significant declines in mountain caribou populations. Photo by David Moskowitz.

David, an expert wildlife tracker, photographer, and author, has studied and photographed these caribou extensively in order to understand their plight. He hasn’t found villains, but rather climate change, predators, recreationists, settler colonialism, industrial logging, mineral extraction, and a perfect confluence of factors that have worked against this fragile species and the fragile environment upon which it relies.

More information on David: https://davidmoskowitz.net/about
More information on Caribou Rainforest: https://caribourainforest.org

About David Moskowitz
David Moskowitz works in the fields of photography, wildlife biology and education. He is the photographer and author of three books: Caribou Rainforest, Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon. He has contributed his technical expertise to a wide variety of wildlife studies regionally and in the Canadian and U.S. Rocky mountains, focusing on using tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology and promote conservation. He helped establish the Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other Northwest wildlands.

Visual media of David’s has appeared in numerous outlets including the New York Times, NBC, Sierra, The National Post, Outside Magazine, and High Country News. It has also been used for conservation campaigns by organizations including Nature Conservancy of Canada, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Conservation Northwest, Oregon Wild, Wildland’s Network, Wildsight, Selkirks Conservation Alliance, Western Wildlife Outreach, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

About Nature Night
Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Speaker Series returns with a set of interesting topics and engaging speakers that will be sure to draw the masses. While the Series will remain free to attend, we highly encourage a suggested donation of $5-$20 from those who are able. This helps cover venue and speaker fees and keeps Nature Night financially sustainable.


September 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room
721 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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