San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Webinar - Building Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities

January 27, 2022 11:00am

Presenter: Meghan Walla-Murphy, Wildlife Consultant

The North Bay and California have a long ecological and cultural relationship with bears. But due to grizzly extirpation, urbanization and intolerance of carnivores this relationship is being lost. Similarly, our relationship with fire has been truncated. But as megafires increase and new generations of black bears colonize the North Bay, it is necessary for us to once more understand these elements. Through bear scat DNA analysis, mapping tools, and community collaboration the North Bay Bear Collaborative are monitoring how black bears respond to fire, use these post burned areas, and disperse across this landscape.

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