On the western toe of Buckhorn Mountain, in a place called Triple Creek, a rich wetland once thrived.
About Julie VanderwalJulie Vanderwal (Ashmore) is the Conservation Coordinator for the Okanogan Highlands Alliance www.okanoganhighlands.org
Stories by Julie Vanderwal
TONASKET – Not only are Great Gray Owls the largest owl in North America with the largest wingspan, their stature and countenance spark a sense of wonder. With alternate names such as “Great Grey Ghost,” and “Phantom of the North,” they inspire awe and pique our curiosity.
CHESAW – On Saturday, July 7, local botanist, George Thornton, will take a group into the secluded cedar groves northeast of Buckhorn Mountain, where an extraordinary ecosystem thrives because of the shade, stable soils, organic matter and habitat provided by the Western Red Cedar.
US PORT OF ENTRY – On March 8, International Women’s Day, a group of enthusiastic and hardy community members gathered at the US/Canada border to honor women survivors of war and to stand for peace.
Live music, magical belly-dancing, poetry and a poignant speech created a memorable event for everyone there. Kezia Wills, a local community member and mother, spoke to the cause for the occasion.
OROVILLE – On Thursday, March 8th, at 3 p.m., community members from the United States and Canada will meet at the Canada/U.S. border crossing on the Oroville side, to help create a peace banner representing our two cities and our two countries.
TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) presents a fascinating window into the secret life of bats in the Okanogan Highlands and beyond.
TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be hosting John Livingston of the Spokane National Weather Service (NOAA) on Friday, Jan. 6, to provide insight into the weather of the Okanogan Highlands and the surrounding areas.
TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) announces an opportunity on May 6th, 2011 to absorb the beauty and ingenuity of Washington loons, as Daniel and Virginia Poleschook share from their observations, research and conservation work…