january, 2019

12jan10:00 am2:00 pmAll About Ojai: Bear Essentials

Event Details

Prior to the Gold Rush, California was home to as many as ten thousand grizzly bears. After 1849, the state’s grizzly population plummeted. The last credible sighting of a wild “chaparral bear” occurred near Sequoia National Park in 1924. Today, California’s grizzlies are lost but not forgotten; they have been extinct in the state for nearly a century, but they remain our official mascot and some Californians are beginning to wonder whether it is time to bring them back. This lecture will discuss the work of the California Grizzly Study Group, a project launched in 2016 at UC Santa Barbara that is conducting the first major study of the past, present, and potential future of grizzlies in California since 1955.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Ojai Valley Land Conservency

370 W. Baldwin Road