ASC is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2012 Grizzly Tracking Weekends.
Through a new partnership with Sierra Club’s Military Families and Veterans Initiative we will offer 48 people training in non-invasive grizzly tracking techniques and DNA collection. We are pleased to open this opportunity free of charge to military families and veterans as well as to members of the general public. Spots will be given to military personnel first.
You do not need any tracking experience to sign up. You will need to have basic outdoor camping skills and the ability to walk long distances over rugged terrain. We hope you will continue to participate in this effort after completing the weekend course, so a strong desire to make a difference with your time outside helps too.
You can join us for one, two, or all three of the following weekends:
August 31 - September 2
September 7 - September 9
September 21 - September 23
Participants will meet in Bozeman on Friday evening at 5pm. ASC will provide transportation to the field site in the Gravelly/Snowcrest Mountain Ranges. We will to return to Bozeman Sunday evening.
Participants will spend 2 days in the beautiful Gravelly/Snowcrest ranges learning how to practice non-invasive bear tracking techniques. Additionally, you will learn about the ecology and habits of one of the most exciting carnivores in North America.
Although will be in bear country, the chances of encountering actual bears is relatively low; you will be safe!
We will be studying an area that is considered a key wildlife linkage zone. This area has the potential to support bear and other carnivore movements between the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the Salmon-Selway Ecosystem in central Idaho.
Your help in surveying this area will provide managers from the BLM and Forest Service with key information about the movements and habits of these charismatic creatures.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS PROGRAM!