hat we do: The Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Ecosystems Project is working to protect and restore wild grizzly populations and their habitat in the lower 48 United States and Canada. We are committed to ensuring that grizzly populations are healthy and large enough to be viable in the long-term, and that strong habitat protections are in place prior to removing the grizzly from the Endangered Species Act list.
Federal Protections Restored to Yellowstone Grizzlies! Earlier this fall a federal district court ordered Endangered Species Act protections reinstated for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. After the Fish and Wildlife Service decided to remove grizzlies from the Endangered Species list in 2007, more than 40 percent of bear range in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem received no habitat protection. This decision restores strong protections for a great American treasure, the grizzly bear. More than 270 scientists urged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to delist the Yellowstone grizzly bear population, along with many conservation groups, including Sierra Club.
Send comments before February 8, 2010. The Shoshone is America's first national forest and provides important habitat for grizzly bears, wolves, and lynx. The Shoshone allows for a multitude of recreational activities, including hiking, hunting and fishing. For the first time in twenty years, the Forest Service has announced plans to allow Hudson Group LLC to drill an oil well in the beautiful Wind River Range within the heart of Wyoming. Construction of this well will degrade prime habitat for many species of wildlife and diminish recreational opportunities for forest users. Make your voice heard! Submit comments by email here or fax 307-455-3866, Attn: Rick Merzger. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sierra Club is presenting a premiere screening of the new documentary,
Grizzly, in Montana and Wyoming this month. Grizzly,
which is narrated by Oscar Award-winning actress, Susan Sarandon, tells the
story of two individual grizzly bears (one a mother with two cubs, the other
a young male bear) living in Yellowstone National Park and also documents
the lives of ranchers, politicians, researchers and homeowners living in
areas surrounding the park. Read more.
BOZEMAN, MT - To promote grizzly bear recovery and keep backcountry recreationists safe, the Sierra Club has announced a program to provide free inert bear pepper spray training canisters for use at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) hunter and bowhunter education courses in the region. Read more.
Garbage, pet food, bird feeders, and grills can attract grizzly bears out of the wild and into neighborhoods. As a result, bears are often habituated or "hooked on" these unnatural foods and become labeled as "problem" bears. Find out how the Sierra Club is working to protect bears and people by bear-proofing communities located near Yellowstone National Park.
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Pepper spray: Heidi Godwin/Sierra Club; all rights reserved.
Bear in garbage: courtesy NPS.
Bear courtesy Timothy Treadwell; used with permission.