A grizzly bear and her cubs. Photo by Larry Tooze

Grizzly gab at AGM

Grizzly Bears, Running out of Room with Clayton Lamb

Submitted by Wildsight

Join the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS) and Wildsight for “Grizzly Bears, Running out of Room with Clayton Lamb”, preceded by the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society’s (JCCS) Annual General Meeting. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13th at the David Thompson Secondary School Lecture Theatre, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Wild and mountainous British Columbia is home to one of the largest grizzly bear populations in North America, with about 14,000 bears. But these bears face many threats, especially in the southern part of the province. Clayton Lamb is a grizzly bear researcher with the University of Alberta, based in Fernie.

“Grizzly bears in the Kootenays live in some of the most productive habitat in interior North America. Yet this habitat is often bisected by logging roads, human settlements and highways, creating a complex landscape for bears to navigate and challenging human-bear coexistence”, said Mr. Lamb. “Our research team explores grizzly bear population dynamics to uncover drivers of wildlife populations and to inform conservation action.”

“The Jumbo Valley is a critical piece of the habitat puzzle for grizzly bears in the Columbia Mountains”, said Wildsight’s Robyn Duncan. “Mr. Lamb’s research helps us to understand how we can best support healthy grizzly populations into the future.”

The JCCS AGM will look back at the last year and provide an update on where things are currently at with the Jumbo Wild campaign.

“We are so close to ending this saga and keeping Jumbo Wild forever”, said Jim Galloway, a Director with the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, “but it’s not done yet. It’s important for people to stay engaged – it’s been 27 years of constant pressure and we can’t stop now.”

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