Grizzly Biology and Reintroduction


Charles Schwartz
* Leader, Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team
* United States Geological Survey
* Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Bozeman, Montana

Christopher Servheen
* Coordinator, Grizzly Bear Recovery
* United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Missoula, Montana

Thomas France
* Director, Northern Rockies Office
* National Wildlife Federation
Missoula, Montana

Gregory Schildwachter
* Policy Advisor, Office of Species Conservation
* Office of the Governor of Idaho (Dirk Kempthorne)
Boise, Idaho

During the time of Lewis and Clark, more than 50,000 grizzly bears roamed the lower 48 states. Now about 1,100 bears remain. The bears are listed as threatened species, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service must come up with a plan to ensure that the bears survive. Join us in this hour of Science Friday for a look at the biology and of grizzly bears, and the status of a controversial plan to re-introduce the bears in parts of Idaho and Montana.

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