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Posted: August 25, 2018

Grizzly expert brings bear’s-eye-view to Invermere

Grizzly bear expert Dr. Michael Proctor has come face-to-face with more grizzlies than he can remember, and he always lives to tell the tale.

Dr. Proctor will be bringing those stories and more to the Columbia Valley Centre in Invermere on September 6.

Nature Talks: Grizzly Tales is presented by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and will feature Dr. Proctor’s entertaining and enlightening presentation of his work with bears. Admission is free, but please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Dr. Proctor is the lead Canadian researcher in the Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project. He works with the South Selkirk grizzly bear population, a small and threatened group of approximately 45 bears that roam the mountains around Nelson and Creston.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Darkwoods Conservation Area forms an important part of their home range, and this is where Dr. Proctor has been catching bears to outfit them with radio collars since 2006. Knowing where the bears go — and where they don’t go — is critical to guiding efforts to protect habitat for these magnificent and ecologically important creatures.

The evening will begin with a reception with local treats and beverages.

Nature Talks: Grizzly Tales is sponsored by Kicking Horse Coffee.

Thursday, September 6: Reception at 6:30 p.m. and presentation 7 p.m.

Nature Conservancy of Canada

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