Living with Grizzly Bears featuring David Moskowitz

Living with Grizzly Bears featuring David Moskowitz

Conservation Northwest / Oct 26, 2015 / North Cascades

By Alaina Kowitz, Communications and Outreach Associate

Washington’s North Cascades is a federally designated Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone. What might the restoration of these iconic animals mean for those of us who live, work, and play in the wild landscapes of the Pacific Northwest?

David Moskowitz
Dave Moskowitz

Humans evolved in the presence of big and sometimes dangerous animals and the return of grizzly bears offers a doorway back to a primal experience of wildlife and wildlands—something craved by many in our ever increasingly complicated modern world. But what have we forgotten that our ancestors knew from living closely with large mammals like grizzly bears? 

Enjoy photos and stories from biologist, photographer, author and outdoor educator David Moskowitz’s work and travels across landscapes where grizzly bears roam. 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.  And what steps should we take to safely live and recreate in grizzly bear country? 

David’s work as a biologist, photographer, author, and mountaineering and tracking instructor have brought him into close quarters with grizzly bears across the Pacific Northwest, in the U.S. and Canadian Rockies and in Alaska and central Europe. During the presentation he will explore both the changes that increasing grizzly bear populations may bring to our region’s ecosystems, as well as how we humans might need to adapt to their presence in some of our favorite outdoor haunts.

Conservation Northwest staff will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the North Cascades grizzly bear restoration EIS.

Living with Grizzly Bears events:
Wednesday, November 11 at Second Ascent in Seattle 
Doors at 7:30 pm. Presentation starts at 7:45 pm
5209 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
Presented by Second Ascent, NW Peaks Brewing, Conservation Northwest and Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear

RSVP on Facebook or download the Seattle event flier

Friday, November 13 at Backcountry Essentials in Bellingham
Doors at 7:00 pm. Presentation starts at 7:30 pm
214 W Holly St, Bellingham, Washington 98225
Presented by Backcountry Essentials, Conservation Northwest and Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear

RSVP on Facebook or download the Bellingham event flier