In bear country, staying safe is a matter of survival – for bears as well as people. Join Kevin Van Tighem as he discusses how, through understanding and demystifying preconceived fears, not only can people coexist with bears, we can ensure their survival in the wild.
Kevin Van Tighem has studied wildlife in western Canada for almost 40 years. A naturalist and hunter, he has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife topics which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. He has served on the executive committees of the Federation of Alberta Naturalists, Alberta Wilderness Association and Foothills Model Forest. His decades of work in western Canada culminated in 2011 with his retirement as superintendent of Banff National Park. Kevin lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Elkford, June 13th at 6pm at the Elkford Community Conference Centre
Fernie, June 14th at 7pm at the Fernie Heritage Library