Where the Grizzly Walks: The Future of the Great Bear

Where the Grizzly Walks: The Future of the Great Bear

by Bill Schneider
     
 

Admired for its majesty and often feared for its strength, speed, and supposed aggressiveness, the grizzly bear was once unchallenged as the great apex predator of the American West. But by the 1970s, hunting and habitat loss had reduced its numbers in the lower 48 states to a mere 800 animals occupying just two percent of the bear's former range. Where the Grizzly

Overview

Admired for its majesty and often feared for its strength, speed, and supposed aggressiveness, the grizzly bear was once unchallenged as the great apex predator of the American West. But by the 1970s, hunting and habitat loss had reduced its numbers in the lower 48 states to a mere 800 animals occupying just two percent of the bear's former range. Where the Grizzly Walks assesses the bear's current status and its uncertain future at the beginning of the 21st century. Focusing on the wildlife professionals who struggle to achieve a balance among the varied interests of government agencies, private landowners, politicians, and environmentalists, the author illuminates the enormous challenges in making sensible public policy for the management of a high-profile, threatened species—and one of the last great symbols of the American wilderness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762726028
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Bill Schneider is the author of 17 books about the outdoors, including the best-selling Bear Aware, a quick-reference guide to living in grizzly country. A former wilderness professional in the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, he is the co-founder and former president of Falcon Publishing. He lives and writes full-time in Helena, Montana.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >