ASJ Correspondent Bjorn Dihle To Virtually Discuss New Bear Book

Our correspondent Bjorn Dihle wrote a new book, A Shape In The Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears. (Check out an excerpt that ran in our February issue.). Alaska-based Dihle will be part of a virtual meet-up hosted by Conservation Northwest to discuss the book. Here’s the information:

Please mark your calendars for a fascinating conversation with author Bjorn Dihle and I about brown bears and his new book, A Shape in the Dark. I’ll be giving a brief update on efforts to recover grizzly bears in the North Cascades, so I hope you’ll join us!

In A Shape in the Dark, Dihle blends personal experience with historical and contemporary accounts to fully explore the world of brown bears, from frightening attacks to the animal’s place in Native cultures to the ways habitat degradation and climate change are threatening the species. A Shape in the Dark is an elegant and lyrical work that thoughtfully weaves outdoor adventure, natural history, and memoir together to present a fresh and vivid portrayal of these fascinating creatures.

We’re thrilled to co-host this free online event with The North Cascades Institute, Village Books and Mountaineers Books on Saturday, April 3 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. You can also purchase a copy of Bjorn Dihle’s book when you register for this event!

When: Saturday, April 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m. PST

Where: Online event using Zoom REGISTER

In addition to talking about North Cascades grizzly bear recovery efforts, I’ll facilitate a conversation about brown bears with Dihle. At Conservation Northwest, I lead our international conservation programs in British Columbia on mountain caribou and grizzly bears, including the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative. I also direct our work on North Cascades grizzly bear restoration and grizzly bears in northeast Washington. Be sure to tune in to learn more about brown bears and conservation!

Bjorn Dihle is a wilderness and wildlife film guide as well as a contributing editor for Alaska Magazine and Hunt Alaska Magazine, and has been published in Outdoor Life and Sierra, among others. He is the author of two previous books, Haunted Inside Passage: Ghosts, Mysteries, and Legends of Southeast Alaska and Never Cry Halibut: And Other Alaska Hunting and Fishing Tales. He lives on Douglas Island in Southeast Alaska with his family.

I hope to see you there,

Joe Scott
International Programs Director and Grizzly Bear Lead

Register for this event today, or learn more on our webpage.

Grizzly bears are an umbrella and indicator species, and we’re making efforts to recover them in the North Cascades. Photo:, Jason Verschoor

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