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Sierra Club Webinar July 2: Bear-ly There: Safe Encounters with Bears in the Wild and at Home

July 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Tune in to the Sierra Club’s free webinar, “Bear-ly There: Safe Encounters with Bears in the Wild and at Home” on July 2 to learn about co-existing with bears in North Carolina. This program features Ashley Hobbs, Assistant State Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

If you encountered a bear walking in the woods or along your neighborhood street, would you know what to do? Do you want to learn more about our neighborhood friends and hiking trail partners? You’ll learn everything you want to know and get answers from this expert!

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ashley graduated in 2015 from the University of Georgia with a BS in Forestry Resources and an emphasis in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences. She completed her undergraduate thesis on Leopard habitat use within Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, Africa, which led her to become a registered Safari Guide in South Africa where she worked for a summer in college.

In the course of her career, she has served in both Federal and State government, working with game and nuisance wildlife species such as, bobwhite quail, beaver, coyote, raccoon, and vultures, just to name a few.

As Assistant State Black Bear & Furbearer Biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, she is involved with the statewide management of bear, otter, bobcat, skunk, armadillo and several other species.

For more information, contact Judy Mattox,, (828) 683-2176.


July 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm