Great Bear Foundation

Great Bear Foundation

Address:802 E Front St
PO Box 9383
Missoula, MT 59807

Phone:406-829-9378
Fax:406-829-9379
Web: www.greatbear.org
Established: 1982. Description:Promotes conservation of wild bears and their natural habitat worldwide. Funds litigation in defense of bears and their habitats, holds government agencies accountable for land management decisions that affect bear populations, and supports advocacy, conservation, education, and scientific research on bears throughout the world. Members: 1,000. Dues: $30/year ($20/year for students and seniors).
Publications: Bear News (quarterly); free to members.

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Michigan voters were forced to choose between the two in 1996 when a measure that would have banned bear hunting with bait and dogs appeared on the ballot, courtesy of Fund For Animals, the Great Bear Foundation, and the Michigan Humane Society.
Brian Peck, wildlife consultant with the Great Bear Foundation and Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Ecosystems Project, says, "In my opinion, Carrie's work is top flight, real cutting-edge stuff that is saving grizzly bears.
According to Bear News, the publication of the Great Bear Foundation, wildlife biologists chalk up the burgeoning numbers of black bears (the only species found in the East) to general declines in farming and timber production.
As Matthew Reid, executive director of The Great Bear Foundation in Montana, explains, "The problem with relocation is that bears are incredible homers.
The Great Bear Foundation thinks wildlife officials need the power of enforcement, "There has to be responsibility on the part of private landowners moving into bear habitat, and there has to be some leverage for conservation officials, either on the county or state level, to control sanitation problems," says Reid.