The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites:

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Web site
http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/wildlife_management/grizzly/conservationdev.asp
Update on Yellowstone grizzly bear’s population delisting process.

Windows Into Wonderland
http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/bears/index.htm
Go on an electronic field trip to discover the grizzly bears of Yellowstone. Take a look at the bear’s habits and habitat, and then learn about the history and challenges of bear management.

The Grizzly Bear
http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/grizzlybear
This site provides facts and figures from the National Wildlife Federation. Select from an extensive list of articles about grizzly behavior and human and bear interactions.

Yellowstone: Bear Country!
http://www.yellowstoneparknet.com/wildlife/bears.php
This site offers a list of dos and don’ts from Yellowstone Park Travel Guide. Learn how to avoid running into grizzlies and find out what to do if you spot a bear.

Yellowstone’s Bears
http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/bears.htm
Browse through reports on grizzly sightings and read articles on the bear’s seasonal food habits and hibernation behaviors.

Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
http://www.igbconline.org/
Learn about the federal government’s grizzly bear conservation strategy.

NPR: Grizzly Bears to Come Off Endangered List
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyid=5013084
NPR covers the delisting issue.

Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/animals/willcox.asp
Find out more about Louisa Willcox’s work to protect grizzly bears. For more on the delisting controversy, go to http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/animals/bears.asp.

The Endangered Species Program
http://endangered.fws.gov/
Access the entire text of the Endangered Species Act, view the list of threatened and endangered species, and find out about recovery programs.

Bear Identification Test
http://gf.state.wy.us/bearid/
Could you ID a grizzly in the wild? Take this test from Wyoming Game and Fish and find out.

Bears.org
http://www.bears.org/
Learn about other bear species such as the polar bear and the giant panda.


Related Episodes:

NATURE: Showdown at Grizzly River
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/grizzlies/
Visit a river teeming with salmon — and grizzlies! Then learn about bear cubs’ growing pains.


Books:

Craighead, Frank. For Everything There Is a Season: The Sequence of Natural Events in the Grand Teton-Yellowstone Area. New York: Falcon, 2001.

Craighead, Frank. Track of the Grizzly. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1982.

Craighead, John et al. The Grizzly Bears of Yellowstone: Their Ecology in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, 1959-1992. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1995.

Olsen, Lance. Field Guide to the Grizzly Bear. Bozeman MT: Sasquatch Books, 1992.

Schneider, Bill. Where the Grizzly Walks: The Future of the Great Bear. New York: Falcon, 2003.

  • Ron Cisar

    I am a college environmental science and biology teacher and have a special interest in the grizzly bear population of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. I have worked for the National Wildlife Federation and have served on the Board of Directors of the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation with Steve and Marilyn French. I would like to compliment PBS for an excellent program on the status of the grizzly and the problems of grizzly bear management. I plan to incorporate this video into my class this semester as we study Yellowstone National Park. I continue to be extremely satisfied with the professionalism exemplified in all PBS presentations. Thank you!!

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