It’s green out there!


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I headed into the Cascades yesterday to look for bears and was welcomed by a verdant green in every direction. It reminded me why it is that the Pacific Northwest makes such good bear habitat. More than one hundred plant …

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Don’t forget – Bear Affair at Woodland Park Zoo this weekend!


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You won’t want to miss this! Just a friendly reminder that it’s the annual Bear Affair at Woodland Park Zoo this weekend. This event is a real crowd-pleaser! Come and learn first hand why it’s important to store your food …

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NPR-KUOW joins GBOP in the field


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Earlier this month Steve Scher, host of the popular NPR-KUOW radio show ‘Weekday’ joined me in the field to talk bears. Steve was piecing together a story about the bears of Washington and wanted an opportunity to learn about some …

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WDFW submits wolf management plan draft


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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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Report from the field, Montana


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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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Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) meeting


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Want to learn about grizzlies in the North Cascades? Want to get involved with the recovery of grizzly bears in the North Cascades Ecosystem (NCE)?If so, you will want to attend the next Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) meeting. Periodically …

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Nan Laney relocates to California


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I’m in the midst of a move back to Northern California after 21 years of living and working in Northwest Washington. It’s been raining here continuously for 10 days, and while the vegetation outside my home office is different enough …

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Village Books in Bellingham welcomes…


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Join us on Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm as The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project and Village Books are proud to welcome to Bellingham David Knibb, author of Grizzly Wars: The Public Fight over the Great Bear.Long a magnificent symbol of …

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Year end thank you


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Last month it all came flooding back to me – why I do the work that I do. I gave a GBOP presentation to a small group of youngsters in Mount Vernon. They were all from a neighborhood that gets …

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Winter Bear Idiosyncrasies


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Bears have some fascinating physiological traits, several of which are manifested during their winter denning period. These include: delayed implantation of the embryo for 3-4 months following the summer breeding season, and maintenance of energy and water balance during the …

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