2015 Meeting – Invited Speakers

Plenary Session

Scott Becker 200Scott Becker is the wolf specialist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Wenatchee. He received an MS degree from the University of Wyoming examining factors limiting population growth of the north Jackson (WY) moose herd. Scott has been involved with large carnivore (grizzly bear, black bear, mountain lion, and wolves) management and monitoring activities since 2000 when he began working as a Trophy Game Biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). He switched to strictly wolf management in 2008 working for both WGFD and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wyoming Wolf Recovery Program, where he directed wolf management and monitoring activities in a large portion of northwest Wyoming. At present, Scott directs field activities related to wolf recovery and management in Washington.


John Marzluff 150John Marzluff, Ph.D., is Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. His research has been the focus of articles in the New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Boys Life, The Seattle Times,and National Wildlife. PBS’s NATURE featured his raven research in its production,”Ravens,” and his crow research in the film documentary, “A Murder of Crows.” Read More




Bob Sallinger-200Bob Sallinger has worked for Audubon Society of Portland since 1992 and currently serves as the Society’s conservation director. Bob’s responsibilities include developing Audubon’s local regional and national conservation priorities which focus on creating green cities and native birds across the State of Oregon. Read More


Jonathan Soll - 150Jonathan Soll is the Science Division Manager for the Portland, Oregon based Metro Regional Government’s Natural Area Program. He leads a team of natural resources scientists responsible for setting natural area acquisition and restoration priorities and for implementing and tracking restoration projects on Metro’s portfolio of nearly 16,000 acres. Jonathan and his team are also responsible for representing Metro on conservation science issues and working with partners on projects throughout the region. Read More



MonroePortrait_200Jeremy Monroe
Director, Freshwaters Illustrated

I came to educational filmmaking, photography, and writing from a background in aquatic ecology, and through a motivation to share the vibrant aquatic worlds that have always inspired me. Through the nonprofit organization, Freshwaters Illustrated, I work to produce images and stories about freshwater ecosystems, which are among the most diverse and threatened on earth. My work is a blend of visual art, science communication, and storytelling, and thankfully, very collaborative. Read more