An Inconvenient Grizzly – Greg Smith

Location

Salmon Lake State Park
2329 MT-83, Seeley Lake, MT 59868

City

Seeley Lake

Date

Jul 17 2024

Time

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Labels

In-Person

An Inconvenient Grizzly – Greg Smith

Humans have been on the North American scene for an estimated 30,000 to 15,000 years. Our arrival was preceded by the grizzly bear by perhaps 20,000 years – who would cross the same tenuous landscape bridge, arriving in North America some 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. It is estimated that by the time of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, upwards of 50,000 to 100,000 grizzly bears roamed the American West. The settlement period of the West would see a dramatic decline in grizzly bear numbers and a corresponding decrease in available habitat. Now, as New West meets Old West, grizzly bear numbers are a focal point of concern and contention. Join Smith in a biological, cultural, and philosophical look at the grizzly bear in contemporary Montana.

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