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Bear Expert to Speak on International Conservation Efforts

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Date: September 18, 2007
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2010
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190


September 18, 2007 07-93

Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2010 or 344-2012




Bear Expert To Speak On International Conservation Efforts

An international bear expert with strong ties to Yellowstone will give a public presentation on international bear conservation efforts on Wednesday night, September 19.

Harry Reynolds, III, grew up in Yellowstone. His father was a park ranger. At the age of 15, Reynolds began his lifelong association with bears by working with the Craighead brothers.

Reynolds recently traveled to Mongolia as part of an international team to study the Gobi Bears, a species of brown bear nearing extinction. His presentation will draw upon this trip and his 45 years of experience studying bears.

The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Yellowstone Park School in Mammoth Hot Springs.

Reynolds appearance is funded by the National Park Service with generous support from The Yellowstone Park Foundation.

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Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.