Original Alpinists: Safeguarding a Future for Mountain Goats


Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) are an iconic species that both represent and require wilderness. Approximately half of the world’s mountain goats reside within British Columbia, inhabiting the rocky alpine slopes of our mountain ranges.

However, their habitat is imperilled by irresponsible land-use practices, clear-cut logging and road-building. Over and above industrial resource extraction, the recent surge in outdoor recreation (both motorized and non-motorized) has further exacerbated the toll taken on this unique creature.

In this webinar, we bring together panelists Douglas Chadwick – biologist, photographer and author of A Beast the Color of Winter and The Wolverine Way – John Bergenske and John Zehnder to understand the threats posed to Oreamnos americanus and the management solutions that may help us to safeguard a future for the planet’s original alpinist.