Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards & Seminar; Gobi Grizzlies and Homegrown Grizzlies

 

Odbayar Tumendemberel, geneticist on the Gobi Bear project

March 27, 2017 | 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library

Douglas H. Chadwick, wildlife biologist

Join the University community in honoring this year’s recipients of the Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards accompanied by a unique keynote lecture from wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick. The Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize excellence in leadership for the health of our community and planet. The awards are generously donated by Alta Ski Area.

Wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick’s presentation will focus on the dustiest, thirstiest, bed-hair shaggiest—and rarest—bears in the world: Gobi grizzlies. They live on the outer edge of possibility, among wild camels, wild asses, ibex, wolves, and snow leopards in one of the harshest environments on Earth.

A heavyset Gobi bear, probably a male, captured by an automatic camera anchored to the wall in the narrowest part of a canyon. Photo: Joe Riis

Chadwick, who studied mountain goat ecology and social behavior atop the Crown of the Continent for seven years, is a natural history journalist, producing 14 popular books and hundreds of magazine articles. Chadwick is a founding board member of the Vital Ground Foundation, a conservation land trust.

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