A hunting adventure for two people in Montana on Monday turned out to be a nightmare when one of them, Tom Sommer, 57, was mauled by a grizzly bear
Facing ongoing threats and occupying less than five percent of their historic range, grizzly bears
are nowhere near recovery and continue to need the strong protections of the Endangered Species Act.
feature in ceremonies and oral histories of several tribes in the area, and conservationists argue that, in general, there's spiritual value in knowing that these animals live here.
This interconnection between grizzly bears
and whitebark pine is recognized in the scientific literature, primarily prior to the rapid decline of whitebark pine in the GYE due to the mountain pine beetle infestation.
The effects of open-pit mining on ungulate species like caribou have been heavily studied, but its impacts on large omnivore mammals like the grizzly bear
are still largely unknown.
Therefore, a minimum of seven grizzly bears
were required for a necklace consisting of forty claws.
Dax, a writer who lives in New Mexico, chronicles the failed plan to reintroduce grizzly bears
to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana.
US Fish and Wildlife Service officials are expected to soon announce whether grizzly bears
should lose their threatened species.
The Yellowstone population has slowly rebounded and now hosts the second-largest concentration of grizzly bears
in the Lower 48 states.
They can't be allowed to follow that route," grizzly bear
biologist Wayne McCrory said last month of the pipeline corridor proposed for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project.
The return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park--and consequent reduction of elk numbers--is proving to be beneficial for the park's grizzly bear
population, according to a new study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
Second, it offers insight into potential foods and behaviors of grizzly bears
in a range unlike any they currently occupy.