Speak Up for Grizzly Bears

grizzly mom cub stockPlease join us in helping to restore a healthy population of grizzly bears in the North Cascades, where grizzly bears have lived for thousands of years. Today, biologists estimate there are fewer than 10 grizzly bears left in the North Cascades – an area that spans nearly 10,000 square miles.

If we take no action, grizzly bears will go locally extinct in the North Cascades. We cannot let this happen.

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have released four alternatives for grizzly bear restoration. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is joining Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Woodland Park Zoo and other Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear in endorsing Alternative C: Incremental Restoration.

Under Alternative C, expert wildlife scientists would slowly release grizzly bears into remote areas of the North Cascades National Park and other nearby lands over five to 10 years, with an initial goal of 25 bears. The methods outlined in Alternative C have been used by biologists working to restore grizzlies elsewhere in the country with a lot of success.

Take Action Today

1. Voice your support for grizzly bears.

Please take 5 minutes and speak up for grizzly bears. But don’t wait. The deadline for public comment is April 28, 2017. Your comments can be as brief as 2 sentences. Comment now >

2. Urge your friends and family to voice their support too.


Key Points to Share
  • I support restoring a healthy population of grizzly bears to the North Cascades, their home for thousands of years.
  • I support Alternative C, which strikes a sound balance of meeting the mutual goals of grizzly bear recovery and needs of people.
  • The science is clear: No action means that grizzly bears will go locally extinct in North Cascades. Please don’t let this happen.



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