Please join us for a series of presentations by biologists about Oregon's fascinating wildlife! These are slide shows followed by a question and answer forum with the speaker(s). Admission is $5 per person. Free if you're a member of Oregon Wildlife. Registration is required. Click here to join Oregon Wildlife! Oregon Wildlife members please contact our office to register
Wednesday, May 15 - Black Bear
Most often black in color, North America's most common bear species may also be brown, cinnamon, or blond. Over 25,000 black bears make their home in Oregon and, although they range across much of our state, prefer forests, trails and streams. Black bear are good swimmers and climbers and are omnivorous, with a diet that includes berries, fruit, grasses and plants. Although they occasionally eat small mammals and insects, black bear are normally not active predators.
Doug Cottam, District Wildlife Biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, is joining us to talk about the life history of black bear and conflict with people. Doug has noted a significant reduction in bear problems along the mid-coast and will discuss why he thinks this has happened. Attend this presentation to learn more about black bear and efforts to minimize conflict with them.
Presentation is from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Arrive earlier if you would like to meet our presenter.
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room
721 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland, Oregon
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