NEW! Grizzly Bears: The Management of Conflicts and Coexistence

NEW! Grizzly Bears: The Management of Conflicts and Coexistence

Single Bed in Shared Cabin: $645
Private Cabin for Two Participants: $1,490
Private Cabin for One Participant: $1,045
Dates:
Jun 20 at 7 PM - Jun 24 at 9 AM
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Chris Servheen, Ph.D.
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Traditional
Program Subject:
Cultural History, Natural History, Wildlife

With a focus on management of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and other areas in North America, this course will highlight how humans and grizzly bears can cohabit the landscape. Learn about the conservation history of bears and discuss in detail the interactions between humans and grizzly bears, and how interactions are managed by agencies to achieve successful coexistence. This course will not focus on bear biology, but there will be some discussion of bear ecology and biology in relation to bear management and if bears are seen in the field.

Lodging Options:

  • Private Cabin for One Participant: A private cabin for yourself
  • Private Cabin for Two Participants: A private cabin for yourself and one other participant of your choice
  • Single Bed in Shared Cabin: A bed in a shared cabin with up to two other participants

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SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.