Featured speakers for the “Migration Blue Moon” will include:
* Steven R. Belinda: Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, who will talk about imperiled wildlife migration corridors, particularly pronghorn antelope migration
* Dan Seifert: USDA Forest Service geologist, who will talk about Palisades geology
* Lee Nellis: formerly with the Sonoran Institute and consulting planner for the Red Lodge Master Plan of 1995, who will lead an interactive exercise on the factors influencing contemporary human migration.
Red Lodge Mountain Resort can be reached by traveling roughly 1 mile south of Red Lodge and turning right onto the West Fork Road. At about 2.7 miles, keep to the right where the road turns to gravel and becomes Ski Run Road. Travel another 3 miles to Red Lodge Mountain. Speakers will be located along a very scenic overlook of the confluence of the mountains and the plains.
This walk will be held on the second full moon of August, also known as a “blue” moon. Participants may want to bring binoculars and a flashlight in case the moon does not cooperate. Anticipate the weather and dress accordingly. The trail will be of moderate difficulty and length. Provisions will be made for folks needing assistance.
Participants with questions or special needs can call the Beartooth Ranger District at (406) 446-2103. The schedule of 2012 walks is available at Forest Service offices in Red Lodge or Billings, or on the web site at www.fs.usda.gov/custer