Elk of the North Cascad -
Jennifer Sevigny, current wildlife biologist for the Stillaguamish Tribe, will talk about the management of the North Cascades (Nooksack) Elk Herd. She will cover its history and methods of monitoring it. This includes the GPS collaring project and how its data is being used to create strategies for elk conflict zones along State Route 20.
The Tribes and Washington State have been actively managing this herd through a co-management approach since the late 1990’s. Jennifer Sevigny has been with the Tribe for 15 years. Elk are a culturally significant species for the Tribe and maintaining a sustainable population on the landscape and protecting Tribal Treaty Rights is a primary focus of Jennifer Sevigny’s job.
Jennifer Sevigny have a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and a MS in Wildlife Biology from Kansas State University (Fort Hays). She spends most of her time working with large game species, but also works with migratory birds and listed species such as the Marbled Murrelet and Spotted Owl. She also leads the Tribe’s Climate Change Program.