Endangered Species Day at Rattlesnake Trailhead
In recognition of Endangered Species Day , renowned bear safety expert Chuck Bartlebaugh will provide bear awareness and safety information at the main Rattlesnake Trailhead on Saturday, May 17th from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Chuck will also demonstrate the proper use of bear spray. The event is sponsored by the Endangered Species Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and Be Bear Aware.
Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s commitment to protecting and recovering our nation’s endangered species. Begun in 2006 by a U.S. Senate resolution, Endangered Species Day occurs annually on the 3rd Friday of May. The purpose is to raise awareness about threats to species, success stories in species recovery, and the opportunity to promote species conservation worldwide. Endangered Species Day provides an opportunity for schools, libraries, museums, zoos, botanical gardens, agencies, businesses, community groups and conservation organizations to educate the public about the importance of protecting endangered species and to highlight the everyday actions that individuals and groups can take to help protect our nation’s wildlife, fish and plants. Montana is home to 12 threatened and endangered species, including the grizzly bear, lynx, bull trout and the black-footed ferret.