Black Bears in Connecticut
New Date! (This event was originally scheduled for January 5th.) *Please RSVP so that we can alert you if this event needs to be cancelled due to weather.
This engaging presentation by Paul Colburn provides an overview of the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. Black bear artifacts will be shared with the audience.
*This talk has been designed for audiences 12yr - adult
Join us for an evening of fun, learning, hot cider and donuts. Bring a friend!
Speaker Bio: Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains participants in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. The purpose of the program is to develop a volunteer corps capable of providing education, outreach, and service for state agencies, environmental organizations, libraries, schools, and the general public. In addition to his work as a MWC Paul volunteers for the Red Cross, The Travelers Championship, and Wesleyan University Admissions. Paul has served on the Board of Directors of Special Wishes Inc., an organization devoted to assisting families facing life threatening childhood diseases. He is past President of Residents Advocating Conservation, has been active in local politics, youth athletics and served on many local boards and commissions. His interests include the outdoors, nature, hiking, biking, technology, politics, and travel. Paul holds a BA from Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a nonprofit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.