YELLOWSTONE MASTERS SERIES: CORVIDS AND CANINES

YELLOWSTONE MASTERS SERIES: CORVIDS AND CANINES

$1,425
Dates:
June 12 at 11 a.m. to June 15 at 10 a.m.
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Colleen Marzluff, John Marzluff
SKU: 190608
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Masters Series
Program Subject:
Wildlife

Sold out: please call 406.848.2400 to be added to a waitlist.

Social and intelligent, ravens and wolves are individually interesting, and even more fascinating when their worlds overlap. Through lectures, discussion, and field trips, you’ll become immersed in the world of ravens, observing their territorial behaviors as mated pairs defend their domains, and their social behavior as they gather at rich food sources. You’ll watch ravens in the wild interacting with wolves and other animals, as well as among people in the gateway community of Gardiner to better understand how humans have fueled the growth of raven populations.

The Masters Series A special addition to our Field Seminars, the Yellowstone Masters Series features world-renowned experts in their field whose work has made important contributions to their profession. Experience the park alongside people who have changed our way of seeing and understanding the world, from journalism to natural history study and scientific research. The Masters Series programs include food and lodging. Yellowstone Society supporters—a special group of stewards who annually contribute a gift of $1,000 or more—receive early registration for these events beginning January 23. They are also invited to attend a private function before the start of the events to meet and greet Yellowstone Forever and National Park Service leadership. Please contact Tara Castelucci at tcastelucci@yellowstone.org or call 406.396.6671 for more information about the Yellowstone Society.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.