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Time for the Grizzly? Bringing Grizzly Bears Back to the North Cascades

Woodland Park Zoo's Education Center at N. 50th St. and Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA

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The Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear is proud to present an event celebrating the iconic grizzly bear.

The evening will begin with an overview and Q&A about recovering the grizzly bear to Washington's North Cascades Ecosystem. Jack Oelfke, Chief of the Natural and Cultural Resources at the North Cascades National Park Service will discuss the public process undertaken by government agencies, as well as describe potential options under consideration to restore the grizzly population.

Next, we'll view bear expert and acclaimed filmmaker Chris Morgan's brand new short film "Time for the Grizzly?", which follows the story of grizzly bear recovery in Montana's Cabinet Mountains.

The evening will end with a conversation and Q&A about how to bring the recovery process to Washington's North Cascades Ecosystem. Panelists include Chris Morgan and Bill Gaines, wildlife ecologist and executive director of Washington Conservation Science Institute. Together, they will discuss how grizzly recovery work is succeeding in other parts of the region.

Opportunities for you to support grizzly recovery, or to provide feedback on the recovery plan, will be available throughout the evening.

Event will take place at the zoo's Education Center, located off the adjacent Hippo parking lot (enter lot at the south side of zoo at Fremont Avenue N. and N. 50th Street). Parking is free for this event.

Doors open at 6:30pm with light snacks and beer generously provided by Ninkasi Brewing Company. Presentations begin at 7:15pm.


After decades of research, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies have released proposals to support recovery of the grizzly bear to the North Cascades. This is welcome news, and a historic conservation opportunity.

Drawing on science and community involvement, these agencies recently released a draft Environmental Impact Statement detailing four alternatives regarding grizzly recovery. A 60-day public comment period is now underway.

  Woodland Park Zoo's Education Center at N. 50th St. and Fremont Ave. N
5500 Phinney Ave. NOTE: event held at zoo's south entrance N. 50th/Fremont Ave.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
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Start: Wednesday Mar 08, 2017 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday Mar 08, 2017 9:00 PM



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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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