Cascadia Partner Forum Webinar Series: Grizzly Bears

Meeting Date: 3/3/2017

- 3/3/2017

Location: Webinar


March 3rd, 2017: Grizzly Bear Webinar

On March 3, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:00pm (Pacific Standard Time), join the Cascadia Partner Forum to learn more about transboundary population and management of grizzly bears.

Grizzly bears once had the widest distribution of any bears in the world, including throughout Cascadia. But due to large scale habitat loss and related human conflict and decades of persecution, grizzly numbers and range have been reduced by 98% in the continental US. This iconic species is culturally and ecologically significant, particularly to indigenous communities in the Cascades and throughout western US and Canada. This species has been a priority issue for the Cascadia partner forum since its inception, and is recognized as a conservation target in multiple climate adaptation collaborations regionally.

Bill Gaines (Washington Conservation Science Institute), Jack Oelfke (North Cascades National Park), and Tony Hamilton (Ministry of Environment) will present to help us understand more about our habitat and population in Cascadia, share the latest on timely recovery and management planning in Washington and British Columbia, and take questions from attendees.

Register to attend this webinar and receive information on how to join by emailing jwatkins@conservationnw.org. You'll receive confirmation of your registration, and a reminder as the date grows closer.