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Event Information:

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    A Year in the life of a Black Bear in Ontario and why they sometimes come into conflict with humans.

    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Our Presenter:

    Jeremy Inglis works for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is the Provincial Coordinator of Human-Wildlife Interactions. Jeremy has worked extensively with Black Bears for over 30 years both in a human-bear conflicts role as well as a research capacity studying adult male Black Bears in Algonquin Park. He played a key role in the development of the Bear Wise program here in Ontario. His passion is bears!

    The Presentation:

    We’ll explore a year in the life of a black bear; when it hibernates, when it is seasonally active, where it travels, its breeding cycles and cubs, its occasional trouble with humans and, perhaps most importantly, the feast or famine cycle that drives almost everything bears do.

    Biography:

    Jeremy Inglis works for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is the Provincial Coordinator of Human-Wildlife Interactions which is also responsible for the Bear Wise program. Jeremy has worked extensively with Black Bears for over 30 years both in a human-bear conflicts role as well as a research capacity studying adult male Black Bears in Algonquin Park. He played a key role in the development of the Bear Wise program in 2004 as a member of the Bear Handling Team developing various policies, response protocols and training standards. He was also lucky enough to assist a number of times in the Southern Hudson Bay Polar Bear study conducted in the early 2000’s by Martyn Obbard (an emeritus research scientist and the former resident bear biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources). Needless to say Jeremy is passionate about bears!