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Living with Grizzly Bears: Seattle Washington

presentation
November 11, 2015 7:45 pm
November 11th
Doors 7:30
Show 7:45

Second Ascent
5209 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Washington’s North Cascades is a federally designated Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone. What might the restoration of these iconic animals mean for those of us who live, work, and play in the wild landscapes of the Pacific Northwest?

Humans evolved in the presence of big and sometimes dangerous animals and the return of grizzly bears offers a doorway back to a primal experience of wildlife and wildlands—something craved by many in our ever increasingly complicated modern world. But what have we forgotten that our ancestors knew from living closely with large mammals like grizzly bears? And what steps should we take to safely live and recreate in grizzly bear country?

Enjoy photos and stories from biologist, photographer, author and outdoor educator David Moskowitz’s work and travels across landscapes where grizzly bears roam. Learn how to distinguish grizzly bears from black bears, both from animals you have seen and their tracks and signs, and the differences in behavior of these two species.

David’s work as a biologist, photographer, author, and mountaineering and tracking instructor have brought him into close quarters with grizzly bears across the Pacific Northwest, in the U.S. and Canadian Rockies and in Alaska and central Europe. During the presentation he will explore both the changes that increasing grizzly bear populations may bring to our region’s ecosystems, as well as how we humans might need to adapt to their presence in some of our favorite outdoor haunts.
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