The Cascades grizzly bear needs our help to recover
Jump start a recovery plan for Cascades grizzly bears
Within the continental United States, grizzly bears have been lost from all but five areas or recovery zones. In 1975 they were put under the umbrella of protection under the Endangered Species Act. Grizzly bears are themselves an "umbrella" species for other wildlife and their presence an indicator of the health of ecosystems.
Washington's North Cascades is one of those recovery zones, with an estimated fewer than 10 grizzly bears remaining. Today, the future for Cascades grizzlies hovers on a knife's edge.
A recovery plan was created in 1997 to save the bear. It's a plan the US Fish and Wildlife Service has yet to put into action. You can help. Urge the agency to implement the North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. Your message will be delivered to US Fish and Wildlife Service officials, including Pacific Region, Regional Director Robyn Thorson, Assistant Director Mike Roy, and Manager Ken Berg.
Personalizing your letter makes it stand out and truly makes a difference. Thank you!
In 2010, a hiker took a confirmed photo of a Cascades grizzly bear. We know they are there! Let bears know you are there for them.
Read a letter from the first superintendent of North Cascades National Park.