Come see first hand the beauty of the land that Craig Romano of Backpacker magazine calls “priceless." Stay for five nights at the Callaghan's “Apple Grove" home near the high country of the Loomis State Forest and overlooking the spectacular Sinlahekin Valley and Palmer Lake. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, which comfortably sleeps 8. Enjoy fly fishing at Chopaka Lake, hiking in the Pasayten Wilderness, wildlife viewing in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, and perhaps even some cross-country skiing.
Are you a paddleboarder? Have you tried this fast-growing sport yet? Well, here’s everything you need to get into – or get more into – the sport of stand-up paddleboarding. This package includes one 1.5 hour class for two people with a professional instructor and all necessary gear (board, paddle, PFD, wetsuit) along with your own inflatable stand up paddleboard!
The Conservation Canine program of the UW’s Center for Conservation Biology pioneered the use of rescued dogs to find wild animal scat (feces) of selected species. We use these samples to assess animal health at individual, population and community levels. One our projects involves monitoring impacts of wolf recovery on the wildlife community in NE Washington State, following their 90 year absence.
Our specially trained detection dogs simultaneously locate scat and carcasses from wolves, coyote, mule deer and white tailed deer over large wild areas. DNA and hormone analyses of the samples allow us to simultaneously estimate changes in the abundance, distribution, habitat use, diet, physiological health and reproduction of the studied animals across a gradient of wolf and human use.
Come join Sam Wasser, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology, for a day’s walk with detection dogs at our study site in NE WA.We will show you how incredible our dogs are at locating study samples and describe how our work is helping to assure wolf recovery within and beyond WA State.