Wilderness Speaker Series FVCC

03/20/2024 07:00PM to 03/20/2024 09:30PM
Open to the public
Event Description

Wednesday, March 20th

Speaker: Tim Manley, retired Montana FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist
“The Changing World of Bear Management in Northwest Montana”Tim joins us with nearly four decades of experience as a grizzly bear biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. He will share how improvements in technology, equipment, and techniques have revolutionized how grizzly habitat is mapped, populations are estimated, and conflicts with humans avoided. Tim's career connected landowners with scientists and agency staff to keep bears out of conflict, and we'll hear his stories of capturing, handling, and monitoring this charismatic predator to protect them.  

Tim Manly recently retired from a 37-year career as a wildlife biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks where he was the Region 1 Grizzly Bear Management Specialist for nearly three decades. His career focused on research and management of grizzly bears across northwest Montana. Earlier in his career Tim also researched mountain caribou, big game habitat, and Columbian Sharp-tailed grouse. Since retiring, Tim enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and being a Road Scholar field instructor in Glacier Park with his wife, Rachel.

Location and Directions

Flathead Valley Community College

Arts and Tech Building

777 Grandview Drive

Kalispell, MT 59901