When it comes to bears and humans a strange bond exists. As infants we give our children stuffed bears, yet as adults many people fear being in the same woods where bears might be. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be hosting a free workshop to help demystify bears and help humans to understand what they can do to keep themselves and bears from getting into trouble.
The free workshop will take place on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fish and Game office located at 4279 Commerce Circle in Idaho Falls.
The workshop will be hosted by Gregg Losinski, the Regional Conservation Educator for Fish and Game of the Upper Snake Region. Losinski has been involved for decades with grizzly bear recovery and working to help reduce conflicts between bears and humans. His work has not been confined to Idaho, he has even been sponsored by the US State Department on trips to Europe to help reduce conflict between humans and bears in the Carpathian Mountains.
The workshop will be a mix of information and hands-on experience. Participants will not only learn the basics of bear biology but will also have the chance to shoot demonstration canisters of bear spray and check out other devices meant to reduce conflict with bears. The presentation will be suitable for participants of all ages.
Because Idaho is bear country and interest is always high when the topic is bear related a special registration system is being used to guarantee that all those who are interested have a seat at the program. The advanced registration is free and while not required, it is strongly encouraged. To register visit: http://tinyurl.com/ursusarctos
For more information or if special assistance is required, contact Gregg Losinski at 208-525-7290.