In Memory of Dr. Charles Jonkel

April 13th, 2016

You remember teacher singing who Walking Bear was as you scratch your joy deep in smooth, hard stone and Walking Bear comes finally home. -Vic Charlo, “First Polar Bear” for Chuck Jonkel I am heartbroken to pass on the news that the Great Bear Foundation’s co-founder and President Emeritus, Dr. Charles Jonkel passed away in… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.

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2016 Bear Honoring

The 15th Annual Multicultural International Bear Honoring is May 20-21, 2016 in Missoula and Glacier National Park. Check out all the activities: Read more

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Bears and Apples Program

Great Bear is busy this year with the Bears and Apples Program where we try to reduce bear-human conflicts in the Missoula area, and you can help. Read more

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Shop for Great Bear

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  • Great Bear Foundation
    is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
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