Shannon Donahue is the executive director of the Great Bear Foundation. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, with a concentration in bear conservation and education. She resides in Haines, Alaska, where she monitors human-bear interactions on the Chilkoot River, and provides bear safety educational services. She has been working on mitigating the impacts of bear-viewing in various capacities since 2005. Her research interests focus on the effects of tourism on bears in North America and human-bear interactions on multiple use salmon streams.
Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.
"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."