Exploring with GIS: Tracking Black Bears

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, modeling natural habitats, and forecasting migratory patterns are all essential for her mission: studying black bears and their behavior around human areas. Rae exercises GIS tools in the Lake Tahoe region where locals—humans and bears alike—are learning how to coexist.


5 - 12+


Biology, Ecology, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Physical Geography

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Rae Wynn-Grant
Last Updated

November 9, 2023

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