Grizzly Bears: Running Out of Room – Fernie

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Arts Station
The Fernie Arts Station 601 - 1st Avenue, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0

Join Wildsight and Road Watch BC for a presentation from Clayton Lamb on grizzly bears in the Elk Valley and beyond.

Grizzly Bears: Running Out of Room
Clayton Lamb, Grizzly Bear Biologist.

Wild and mountainous British Columbia is home to one of the largest grizzly bear populations in North America, with about 14,000 bears. But these bears face many threats, especially in the southern part of the province. Clayton Lamb’s research team investigates the complex relationships between bears and human land use, human-caused mortality and habitat factors like food supply. Their work, conducted across large tracts of land, speaks to both local issues and regional concerns. Clayton’s presentation will focus on two case studies on grizzly bear population dynamics in the Rockies: 1. the effects of habitat quality, road density and access management and 2. the impacts of high mortality and attractive food resources on bear populations.

Admission is by donation.
Thursday, April 5th at the Fernie Arts Station