Why is this Grizzly Bear in My Backyard?

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This presentation provides an overview of the type of work that involves trying to resolve human/grizzly bear conflicts. Much of this work involves public education, cap-turing, handling, and monitoring grizzly bears, the use of Karelian Bear Dogs, and using new technology. Some of the new technology includes the use of remote cameras, an au-tomated bear trap, microchips, DNA, GPS radio collars, and an Electro-Optic/Infrared imagery system to locate grizzly bears.

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Tim Manley is a Grizzly Bear Management Biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks based out of Kalispell, MT. Tim was born in Great Falls, MT, and lived in Cascade, Missoula, and Butte before moving to Fort Collins, CO. Tim got a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and moved back to Montana in 1981. Tim began his wildlife career in 1982 mapping grizzly bear habitat for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1984, he began working as a technician on the Cabinet Mountains Grizzly Bear Project in Libby. From 1988-1993 he worked as the habitat biologist for the South Fork Grizzly Bear Project in Kalispell. Since 1993, Tim has been the Grizzly Bear Management Specialist for most of northwest Montana.