Busy interstate highway through critical habitat: wildlife crossings and monitoring

Have you ever traveled by car in the Pacific Northwest? Interstate-90 intersects the rugged Cascade Mountains in Washington State’s Snoqualmie Pass region, which has been identified as a critical link in the north-south movement of wildlife. I-90 Wildlife Watch is …

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Governor Gregoire Declares May 20-26, 2012 Bear Awareness Week

Washington State’s Governor Gregoire declares May 20-26, 2012 “Bear Awareness Week” Special resources celebrate state’s grizzly and black bears and educate the public on how to co-exist Black bears and grizzlies are an important part of our state’s natural heritage. …

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New Grizzly Bear Study within Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee approved a DNA hair snare study within the Cabinet-Yaak grizzly bear ecosystem to be conducted over the next few years. This study will parallel a similar study that was conducted within the Northern Continental Divide …

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Out for a swim: Grizzly conquers lake

A fascinating article about a female bear in Montana estimated to have traveled over 1,200 miles on land and water June 2010 to September 2011. Why this bear is so unusual is that female grizzly bears are known to cover …

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Male Bears Responsible for Majority of Fatal Black Bear Attacks

While female grizzly bears with young have always been considered to be the more dangerous sex, a recent study by bear biologist Stephen Herrero suggests that the opposite may be true for black bears. Herrero’s study on fatal black bear …

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WSU-Ecological Studies

In a study titled Assisting the Public in Understanding the Relationships Between Food Resources and the Characteristics of Bear Populations, Washington State University’s Bear Center has shown why bears that have had access to high-quality foods can’t just switch to lower-quality foods when access …

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Selkirk Ecosystem – Grizzly Bear Movements

Movements of a radio collared sub adult female grizzly bear. Bear was captured near McArthur Lake north of Sandpoint, Idaho. She was outfitted with a GPS radio collar and released north of Priest Lake, Idaho. The red dots on the …

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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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Wenatchee climate change workshop

The Okanogan-Wenatchee NF hosted the most recent climate change workshop for the North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP) on February 23, 2011 in Wenatchee. NCAP is a Forest Service (FS) and National Park Service (NPS) collaboration on climate change adaptation. NCAP is also …

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Changes in the heart of winter Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears are inactive for 5-6 months every winter. During this time, their heart rate slows from 84 beats per minute to around 19. If this happened in a human heart it could lead to congestive heart failure, but a bear’s heart goes …

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