Rio Grande Valley Broadband • Entered by Susan Ostlie on March 30, 2021

A Shape in the Dark – Living and Dying with Brown Bears

March 2, 2021

Participants and Hours

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Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Key Partners: Alaska Wilderness League and Bjorn Dihle – filmmaker

Short Description of Activity

In “A Shape in the Dark,” Bjorn Dihle blends personal experience with historical and contemporary accounts to fully explore the world of brown bears, from frightening attacks to the animal’s place in Native cultures to the ways habitat degradation and climate change are threatening the species. “A Shape in the Dark” is an elegant and lyrical work that thoughtfully weaves outdoor adventure, natural history and memoir together to present a fresh and vivid portrayal of these fascinating creatures.


This was a really enjoyable experience after a long day of other webinars and collaborative meetings. I know more now that I can use to comment on wildlife and public lands issues in Alaska.

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