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Ground-breaking skill-sharing programme brings together military veterans with physical and mental wounds and professional nature guides in Canada's Inland Temperate Rainforest   Wild Bear Lodge, a small niche eco-tourism operation in the remote heart of British Columbia's Inland Temperate Rainforest, is to run a skill-sharing programme that...

In this podcast Julius is interviewed by Nicholas Scapillati of the Grizzly Bear Foundation. He talks about the beginnings of Wild Bear Lodge (then Grizzly Bear Ranch), its bears, its vision, the interior temperate rainforest, -which is the only one of its kinds in the...

  I thought I had it all figured out.   I carefully checked the forecast winds in Kaslo - a little lakeside community an hour to the south of the lodge - and they were playfully light. More than once voted British Columbia's prettiest village, Kaslo is where...

For months now we have been planning to reopen the lodge this autumn. After staying closed for five consecutive seasons we were optimistic that we could come back with a bang as vaccines were rolled out and Covid numbers plummeted. But as each week has gone...

When the clock struck midnight on 31st Dec, I was standing on a hillside in south-west England with my old war-time buddy Ant and his wonderful wife Harriet. Around us some of their friends had gathered, sipping whisky out of hip flasks, or swigging champagne...

It's a problem that has been vexing bear biologists for decades. How on earth do you tell two grizzly bears apart? They almost all have that characteristic dish-shaped nose, a hump on the back of their neck that packs a mighty digging muscle, and long...

Three years after Ben Fogle's first visit, he returns to the lodge to see how Julius and Kristin's life in the wilderness and efforts to ban grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia are progressing. There is some good news, but also some very sad news....

I have some very sad news to share. In the early hours of yesterday morning my dear, darling wife Kristin, with whom I built up Wild Bear Lodge and have run it for the last fifteen years, died from cancer. I was with her. She had...

It was a former guest who helped me join the dots. For a couple of years now I have been thinking about the therapeutic value of what we offer at the ranch: high alpine hikes, rainforest walks, encounters with bears and other wild...