November 2022 The Bronze Chapter partnered with National Parks Conservation Association and Seward Park Audubon Center to talk about the majestic Grizzly bear. Grizzly bears roamed Washington’s North Cascades for thousands of years, but now none remain. We learned about the challenges facing the species and current efforts to bring the bears back to their wild mountain habitat and explored the history of the bears in the North Cascades, their role in the ecosystem, the relationship their conservation has with ongoing environmental justice, and important lessons for how Humans can recreate successfully (and safely!) in bear country.
Graham Taylor presented and answered questions about the role the National Parks Conservation Association has had, in partnership with the Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly, to restore the last missing species to North Cascades National Park – the grizzly bear! And because this was part of Science, Nature and a Biscuit, the crew at Seward Park Audubon Center served us straight-from-the-oven biscuits served with various butter and jam condiments and hot tea. And high 5 to Graham for his adorable AI grizzly bear graphic!