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Dr. Cristina Eisenberg to give presentation at Montana House, Nov. 23

Those of you familiar with regional conservation issues probably know of Cristine Eisenberg. Dr. Eisenberg is a wolf researcher and expert on keystone predators, working in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. She has lived in northwest Montana since 1997.

Dr. Eisenberg is giving a presentation at Montana House in Apgar Village titled “Saving All the Pieces: Large Carnivores in the Crown of the Continent and Beyond” on November 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Her talk will be followed by a reception and Holiday Open House.

This one is highly recommended. Dr. Eisenberg always does a nice job.

Reservations are required. Call 406-888-5393 or email reservation to 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net.

Check the Montana House web site for additional information.

Wolves, aspen, elk and fire

Cristina Eisenberg gave a presentation on her research into the interrelationship between predators, prey and landscape May 2. The Hungry Horse news has an interesting write-up on this report . . .

There are things one knows to be true in the natural world of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There are wolves, there are elk, elk are chased down and eaten by wolves, and elk do everything they can to avoid being eaten. It’s nature.

Add a wild card to the mix, like the huge wildfires that have grazed the landscape in the North Fork of the Flathead, and one sees something else — lush growth of new stands of aspen, a tree coveted not only for its aesthetics but as a food resource for elk.

Oregon state researcher and author Cristina Eisenberg has been studying the relationships between elk, aspens, wolves and fires for several years in the adjoining national parks. Over the years, she’s compared the density of elk and wolves in three different but similar regions — the North Fork, St. Mary and Waterton valleys. She talked about her findings at the Glacier National Park Community Hall on May 2.

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Whitefish Review call for submissions on “wildness”

Passed along by John Frederick . . .

Want to write about wildness or the wild?

Here is a request for submissions to the Whitefish Review from Christina Eisenberg, soon to be Dr. Eisenberg, who recently studied wolves in the North Fork.

This is a call for submissions on wildness for the Whitefish Review…

I am the lead editor for the Whitefish Review Summer issue. We have chosen as this issue’s theme wildness. Rick Bass will be the fiction contest judge. The Wild Issue, as it is being called, will feature short stories, poetry, nonfiction and art on the theme of wildness. All interested contributors can learn more by visiting our Website: http://www.whitefishreview.org/index.htm We are looking for submissions that celebrate and explore wildness in astonishing, inspiring ways.

The reading period is open through March 15. The launch party will be June 1, 2012, in Whitefish.

Cristina Eisenberg
PhD Candidate
Boone & Crockett Fellow
High Lonesome Ranch Research Director
Oregon State University
College of Forestry

Cristina Eisenberg has appeared here before. She contributed an article to the Summer 2009 NFPA Newsletter discussing the far-reaching and surprising effects on the ecosystem of top predators such as wolves. Later in the year, the Missoulian did a lengthy article — with photos — on the studies she did in the North Fork.

Biologist’s findings show forest diversity & health influenced by wolves

The October 25th Missoulian had a fascinating article — with photos — on Cristina Eisenberg’s study of the surprisingly broad impact wolves have on the general forest ecosystem. Thanks to Oliver Meister for pointing this one out . . .

A clinging mist quieted the morning meadow, the icy hem of its robes brushing silent against autumn’s crackling knee-high grass.

In the darkest shadows, the cold crunch of snow remained, criss-crossed with wolf tracks, bear tracks, elk and deer tracks. Scat and bone and hair and hide. These were the morning news reports written in muddied prints, each with a thin film of ice.

Cristina Eisenberg scanned the headlines, then waded into the meadow to read the particulars.

“It’s all here,” the researcher said. “You just have to know the language.”

Read the entire article . . .