Tracking Black Bears

Duration: 8min 1sec
Category: 2020 Selections
Producer: Executive Producer- Vanessa Serrao, Senior Producer – Mary Stephens, Producer/Editor – Taylor Schuelke, Field Associate Producer | Ashley Holmes, Associate Producer | Sam Sheline, Production Manager | Carmen Radke

Wildlife ecologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant proves you can be a self-identifying “city girl” while pursuing 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 South Lake Tahoe where the locals–humans and bears alike–are learning how to safely coexist.