Lake Chelan Mtn Goat Survey Recap

The Lake Chelan, mountain goat herd is in a slow decline, and biologists are trying to learn more. We had 10 volunteers from both RMGA and WA BHA come together in Lake Chelan to try to bolster our state's efforts and add to their scientific knowledge. After a brief from the WDFW biologists, teams split off to hike into various "high-priority" trails where WDFW wanted us to go look for mountain goats. All groups made it in and out of the wilderness safely but unfortunately did not spot any mountain goats. I feel this shows the need for more information and should raise alarm bells about the Chelan mountain goat herd. It highlights how little we know, and how much more we need to know. 


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