Tuleyome presents free lecture on Grizzly Bears

Tuleyome is hosting a free lecture on the topic of “Grizzlies, and the Challenges of Living Near Them,” on Thursday, May 23. 

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By Bill Grabert Tuleyome is hosting a free lecture on the topic of “Grizzlies, and the Challenges of Living Near Them,” at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. The Grizzly Bears, or North American Brown Bears, have been have been part of the North American Ecosystem since the Ice Age.  Their relationships with humans, particularly Europeans, however, has been problematic.  The California Grizzly sub-species made it on to the state flag, but was hunted to extinction.  What is the history of the Grizzly Bear?  Should they be reintroduced into some of their former ranges in the North Cascades, or even California? Join the ecologist, naturalist, and Grizzly Bear expert, Rick Sitts for a lecture on Grizzly Bears.  Learn about their history, ecology, and survival in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as well as issues surrounding their reintroduction into former ranges. This talk covers the removal of grizzlies from most of the West, including California, and their recovery in the northern Rockies, and potential reintroduction in Washington.  It also relates to the nature of grizzlies, their range expansion in Montana, and to old and new challenges of having to live around them.  Challenges of reintroducing them are touched upon, whether in Washington, or California. A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are his/her own and do not reflect the views, perspectives or policies of Tuleyome. This lecture is part of the free monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome.  Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome” (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place”. And that term “deep home place” exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.]]>

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