Grizzlies run amok at zoo’s Bear Affair and Big Howl for wolves

Come out to Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday June 4th to watch Keema and Denali, 900 pound grizzly bears, run amok a mock campsite and backyard as Chris Morgan, bear ecologist, narrates how intelligent, adaptive and important these awe-inspiring bears are to a healthy ecosystem. …

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North Cascades rare carnivore survey

The Cascade Rare Carnivore Survey sampled for rare carnivores in the North Cascades Ecosystem (NCE)this last summer from July to October 2010. The sampling survey focused on grizzly bear, gray wolf, Canada lynx and wolverine using hair snare corrals and …

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Fate of Methow’s “Lookout Pack” unclear

It was two and a half years ago that the gray wolf returned to the rolling hills of Washington’s Methow Valley, after a 70-year absence. Today it’s unclear if the Methow Lookout Pack still exists. There has been one loss after …

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More ranchers giving wolf deterrence projects a try

As sheep graze in an Arizona pasture a wire fence keeps them from wandering into the road. All along the length of the electrified fence long slips of magenta plastic (termed fladry) flutter in the wind. Wolves tend to stay clear of …

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Update on the search for grizzlies in the North Cascades

Watch the in-depth King 5 news coverage of the grizzly bear survey in the North Cascades. Scientists will set up 75-100 hair snags and a few dozen remote cameras that cover three areas in Washington State, north of Highway 20, …

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WDFW submits wolf management plan draft

Public review of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, as required under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), will begin on October 5, 2009. A series …

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Bear species: six of eight face extinction

The Asiatic black bear is now listed as vulnerable, therefore six of the eight species of bear in the world are now officially facing extinction. The smallest, the sun bear, is the latest to be classified as vulnerable on the …

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Report from the field, Montana

John taylor (my colleague from Wildlife Media) and I just returned from a short trip to Montana where we were meeting with the folks from Vital Ground about their work to create conservation easements in grizzly bear habitat. Vital Ground …

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Grizzly attitudes in Montana

I just returned from western Montana, where I appeared several places to promote my new book: Grizzly Wars: The Public Fight Over the Great Bear. I found that local attitudes toward grizzlies differed depending on where I was. In the …

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Op Ed – Grizzly Recovery In The North Cascades

In the August 2007 issue of Washington Trails, Jonathan Guzzo penned a thoughtful article on preservation and recovery of the grizzly bear and its habitat in the North Cascades. Mr. Guzzo presented questions on the topic and suggested that we …

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