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Learn about Oregon’s Black Bears on May 15 in Portland

May 1, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. —Oregon Wildlife invites you to learn about Oregon’s black bears at a presentation by Doug Cottam, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist, on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Portland.

More than 25,000 black bears make their home in Oregon. They range across much of the state. Doug Cottam will discuss their life history, why conflicts between bears and people exist and what can be done to avoid them.

Admission is free to Oregon Wildlife members and $5 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Register online at the Foundation’s event page, www.blackbear.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact the Foundation at (503) 255-6059. The event will be held in the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center of the Ecotrust Building in Portland’s Pearl District, 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland.

Oregon Wildlife empowers the lasting conservation of fish and wildlife and the enjoyment of our natural resources. Since its founding, Oregon Wildlife has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects throughout Oregon. Oregon Wildlife and ODFW are working together to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, a blueprint and action plan for the long-term conservation of Oregon’s native fish, wildlife and their habitats.

This is the last presentation in the 2012-13 Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series.

Black bear photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/odfw/4422968713/in/set-72157630624760580/
   

Contact:

Tim Greseth, Oregon Wildlife Executive Director, (503) 255-6059
Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications Coordinator, (503) 947-6021

 
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