History and Black Bears of the Valentine Reserve II

9:30 - 12:00
Valentine Camp
Carole Lester
The area known as the Valentine Reserve has had many uses over the years. Join us on a tour of the reserve to learn about the area’s first visitors, how the inhabitants have changed over a century or so and how the land is being used today. From Native Americans to gold speculators to wealthy Angelenos and now educators and scientists, this land has served a wide variety of needs. While walking through Black Bear forest habitat you will see bear scratched trees, a bear den and occasionally bear tracks. Learn how bears survive in the forest, and how Mammoth Lakes is managing their bear population. Children welcome.