For thousands of years and all over the United States, people have lived alongside bears, learning from the bears and learning how to live with them. Join us for an evening to explore black bears in Sonoma County and California, the role they play in our healthy ecosystem, human-bear relationships, and how you can help keep the bears of Sonoma County from becoming nuisance bears. Knowing how to make your home and property secure from bears not only keeps us safe, but the bears too! All ages welcome. Hot tea and light snacks provided.
Meghan Walla- Murphy is an educator, wildlife ecologist and writer of books, essays and articles. In addition to a formal academic background, Meghan has had the privilege of tracking across the U.S. and internationally with indigenous cultures who continue to live close to the land. This academic and practical training has given Meghan the ability to meet and unravel some of our most pressing environmental, social, and political challenges from many diverse perspectives. Some of Meghan’s current work projects in California include a habitat connectivity project in Sonoma County, a black bear project in the California’s North Bay Area, and a Russian River Watershed Collaborative. In addition, Meghan is faculty in the Natural Resource Management Department at Santa Rosa Junior College and an instructor for University CA Master Naturalist Program. To contact Meghan or read more about her background and work, please visit her website.