Mountain biking impacts on bears and other wildlife by Brian Horejsi
This is a short email that Brian Horejsi sent me on mountain biking and bears. It is a thoughtful review of how mountain biking can have substantial impacts on wildlife.
The basic science solidly supports the general claim that bikers and bikes are displacing bears, can contribute to their habituation and are consequently adding negative […]Continue Reading →
Environmental groups have asked a federal court in Montana to stop domestic sheep grazing this summer at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in southwest Montana. On June 23, 2014, Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians and Gallatin Wildlife Association filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion for […]Continue Reading →
Bear Deterrence — Pepper Spray or Firearm?
Readers who have followed The Wildlife News for awhile may recall an ongoing and often cantankerous debate concerning the efficacy of firearms for deterring bear attacks. While acknowledging that bear spray could be an effective deterrent, a few regular commenters argued vociferously that a gun would be more effective–at least for someone who could quickly […]Continue Reading →
Grizzly next to Yellowstone Park shot in Idaho spring bear hunt
Adult male grizzly was shot May 7 near the Cave Falls Road-
Idaho spring black bear season began April 15, and the first Greater Yellowstone grizzly death of the season has been logged. An eleven-year old male griz was shot by someone (so far unidentified) just off the Cave Falls Road near the southwest corner of […]Continue Reading →
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Report Documents Grizzly Bear Killed Illegally.
Bozeman, Mont.—Conservation groups are questioning why the U.S. Department of Justice did not prosecute what appears to be the illegal killing of a grizzly bear last summer on a Forest Service sheep grazing allotment near Yellowstone National Park. Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, Gallatin Wildlife Association, WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project received reports from the […]Continue Reading →
Yosemite bear hair study shows influx of human foods
Yosemite bear hair study shows influx of human foods Print Email
Jack Hopkins collects a sample of black bear hair in Yosemite National Park.
March 04, 2014 12:04 pm • MSU News Service 0
Black bears in Yosemite National Park and elsewhere are notorious for seeking out human food, even breaking […]Continue Reading →
Human-made wildlife crossings promote bear mating
Bear gals and guys more attractive on the other side of the road?
Now that many wildlife crossings are in place in Canadian national parks of the Rockies (Banff especially), it is clear that they are benefiting grizzly and black bears. They not only prevent them from being killed on the Trans-Canada Highway, they facilitate […]Continue Reading →
First grizzly bear that ends up in a trap for a wolf
Four-year old grizzly steps in trap on Rocky Mountain Front, Montana-
Last year’s wolf trapping season in Idaho and Montana had a horrible by-catch ratio — animals other than wolves were trapped and many of them were injured or died.
Anti-wolf mania, as some would call it, continues. Now the first grizzly bear, a bear close […]Continue Reading →
Missoula hosts Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee meeting today and tomorrow
They will claim whitebark pine are not necessary to delist Yellowstone area grizzly bears-
They tried to delist the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population back in 2007, but skeptical bear conservationists sued because of the collapse of the thought-to-be-vital whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone. Bears feed voraciously on their protein and fat-filled nuts in the fall at […]Continue Reading →
Surprise. 2013 is a year of low grizzly bear mortality
Year isn’t over but griz deaths in Greater Yellowstone only about half of 2012-
Earlier we wrote that grizzly bear deaths in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) this year appeared lower than expected. It was hard to say more at the time because the government was shut down and the official grizzly mortality count was […]Continue Reading →
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