Just the facts, please!
Following are links to several of our fact sheets. We post fact sheets frequently so check back often.
Documents on Delisting
What delisting means, what needs to happen for federal protection of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population to be removed, what it means for the bear, and more.
Delisting the Yellowstone Grizzly (PDF)
This fact sheet discusses problems associated with current grizzly bear management and changes that are needed before removal of Endangered Species Act protections should occur.
A Success Story: Endangered Species Act and the Grizzly (PDF)
Although controversy characterizes many aspects of grizzly recovery, there is little to dispute about the fact that the grizzly would not have remained in the lower forty-eight states but for protections afforded in 1975 by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Find out more about the importance of ESA protections for Yellowstone's grizzly bear.
How to be Safe with Bears
Talking Trash: A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear
This fact sheet discusses how bears that obtain human food, bird feeders, livestock/pet feed or garbage quickly lose their natural fear of people -- a risk for both human and bear safety.
Safety First! How to take precautions in Bear Country
Conflicts between humans and bears are generally avoidable. Before entering grizzly country, check out this basic safety information.
Sierra Club Donates Bear Spray Training Canisters for Montana Hunter Education Programs
To promote grizzly bear recovery and keep backcountry recreationists safe, the Sierra Club has announced it will provide free inert bear pepper spray training canisters for use at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) hunter education courses in the region. Read more about this innovative partnership
Learn how to be Bear-Smart!
Sierra Club's Grizzly Bear Project offers bear pepper spray training and general bear safety workshops for those who will be traveling in bear country. If you will be in the Yellowstone area, give us a call and we can organize a bear-safety training for your group. Call us at 406-582-8365 for more information!
Big Sky Bear Aware Group: A community working together in bear country
See a town in Montana that has made a difference.
Bear Pepper Spray: It Works!
Learn how the proper use of bear spray will reduce the number of grizzly bears killed in self-defense, reduce human injuries caused by bears, and help promote the recovery and survival of the grizzly bear.
These factsheets are in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) format. To view these files, you must download free Adobe Acrobat® Reader software.
Photo courtesy Timothy Treadwell; used with permission.
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