Grizzly  Man

Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR


Brian Wolfer

ODFW District Wildlife Biologist for Lane County

Grizzly Man— Bears of the Pacific Northwest

Brian Wolfer led a discussion on bears of the Pacific Northwest.

Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR

Film Synopsis

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Grizzly Man chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell, who was killed, along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear in October 2003. In one of the most extreme—and ultimately tragic—experiments in human-animal cohabitation ever attempted, for 13 consecutive summers, Treadwell lived (and finally died) among the bears at an Alaskan national park. The footage that he himself shot forms the core of this fascinating inquiry into the fragile relationship between man and nature.

About the Speaker

Brian Wolfer is the ODFW’s wildlife biologist in the southern Willamette watershed. Wolfer previously worked as the assistant district biologist, where he dealt with issues ranging from Sage Grouse management to the occasional (unverified) report of a wolf sighting.