Exploring with GIS: Tracking Black Bears


Wildlife ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant proves you can be a self-professed "city girl" while also pursuing professional passions in the forest. GPS-tracking, modelling natural habitats, and forecasting migratory patterns are all essential for her mission: studying black bears and their behaviour around human areas. Rae exercises GIS tools in the Lake Tahoe region where locals—humans and bears alike—are learning how to coexist.


This blog was adapted from National Geographic (2020) Exploring with GIS: Tracking Black Bears.

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