You’re invited to join us for an evening with Dr. Bill Gaines, an expert on grizzly bears.
After extensive research, experts estimate fewer than a handful of grizzly bears are left in Washington’s North Cascades. Have you ever wondered how scientists search for the last few grizzly bears in Washington?
Dr. Gaines has been the lead biologist organizing epic search parties for the Great Bear. He’s traveled to some of the most remote parts of our state, and has a story to tell. Together we’ll talk about the search for Washington’s grizzly bears, the history that has led to their decline, and the opportunity to augment the population in North Cascades National Park.
The last sighting was in 2010 in Canada’s Manning Provincial Park, just 15 miles north of the U.S. border. For a bear, that’s just a three hour walk away! Despite their best efforts, we worry that the bears in this region cannot recover without a little help.
You’re invited to a special evening to learn more and help bring grizzlies back to the North Cascades!
WHAT: Search for the Ghost Bear, with Dr. Bill Gaines
WHEN: Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way Northwest, Issaquah, WA 98027. Note: This is not the same location as the Issaquah Public Library.
RSVP: Please RSVP here on Eventbrite
OTHER INFO: This is a FREE EVENT – lots of parking is available!