LaVern Beier speaks during his Fireside Lecture about Gobi bears at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Friday, Feb.1, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

LaVern Beier speaks during his Fireside Lecture about Gobi bears at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Friday, Feb.1, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

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