Grizzly management in the western Bitterroots - share your opinions to help inform proactive management and conservation efforts as grizzlies reappear in the Bitterroot region.

When: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Helgeson Place Hotel Conference Room, 125 Johnson Ave., Orofino.

Katie Shaw is a Master’s student at the University of Idaho in the College of Natural Resources. She is conducting a study about residents’ opinions on grizzly bears and their management in the western Bitterroot Ecosystem.

The discussion will aim to understand the opinions of local residents to help inform future management and conservation efforts in the region. Participation will take approximately two-hours and refreshments will be provided.

Katie is interested in:

Residents of Orofino and the surrounding communities, including Ahsahka, Peck, and Weippe

Outdoor recreationalists, hunters, landowners, and people with thoughts on grizzly management in the region.

You do not need to be a grizzly bear expert to participate! Space is limited. Please confirm your interest in one of the dates by contacting Katie Shaw at 208-494-2507 or email

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