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Kingston Field Naturalists 2024 Annual General Meeting

Thursday 18 April will be our Annual General Meeting

Note: Barrie Gilbert is no longer available to speak at our annual meeting, board members will give a presentation instead.

We will have a short report of our activities in the past year, a review of the budget, and a vote by the membership on a slate of candidates for the
2024/2025 Executive. When the work is done, we will have a presentation by Barrie Gilbert entitled Return of the Grizzly.

Barrie Gilbert completed undergraduate studies at Queen’s University and a PhD at Duke University. He then joined the faculty of Utah State University and carried out research on grizzly bears. In 1977, while conducting research in Yellowstone National Park, he was attacked and badly mauled by a female Grizzly protecting her cubs. After recovering he returned and devoted the next several decades to understanding and protecting these bears. He has researched Grizzlies in Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, Alberta, coastal British Columbia and along Brooks River in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. His research has centered on how bears respond to people and each other, with a focus on how to keep humans and bears safe. Barrie Gilbert is the author of One of Us.

He will be available for a book signing after the presentation.

The 2023-2024 financial report is available to preview before the meeting:

The agenda is also available to preview:

President’s Report:

Membership Annual Report:

2023 Annual Meeting Minutes:

Board Nominations for 2024-2025