Join us for an evening of bears, beers, and tales with biologist, photographer, author and outdoor educator David Moskowitz.
Doors open at 6pm, presentation at 7pm
Photo credit: Karen Wang; Header photo credit: Thomas Bancroft
About the event
Washington’s North Cascades is home to around 25,000 black bears and possible a handful of grizzly bears.
As omnivores, black bears and grizzly bears are more opportunistic when searching for food than carnivores, like cougars, which means they are more readily attracted to smelly human items, like your lunch, toothpaste, and trash. So, knowing how to play safe in bear country is as important as bringing a first aid kit and appropriate clothing for your adventure.
Join us on June 29th at the The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) to enjoy beer, berries and bear stories from biologist, photographer, author and outdoor educator David Moskowitz.
David’s work as a biologist, photographer, author, and mountaineering and tracking instructor have brought him into close quarters with large mammals across the Pacific Northwest, in the U.S. and Canadian Rockies and in Alaska and central Europe.
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. We'll give you tips for using bear spray effectively, discuss how and why to use food storage lockers in campgrounds, introduce you to bear-resistant food containers, how to keep a clean campsite, and make sure you understand the regulations already in place on our public lands about food storage.
Staff from Western Wildlife Outreach, Conservation Northwest, and the North Cascades National Park will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about living and recreating in bear country.
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