The iconic Yellowstone grizzly is one of the highest priorities of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Thanks to your ongoing and loyal support, our work to keep people safe and Yellowstone grizzlies alive and thriving continues to expand and succeed. Our strategy includes:
The first ever public-private partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to install bear-safe bins in every one of their campgrounds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem;
Promoting safe co-existence for humans and grizzlies by encouraging “bear aware” behavior; and
Proactive initiatives to maintain and expand habitat for Yellowstone grizzlies.
Please continue reading to learn more about how we are putting the resources you provide to work on behalf of the Yellowstone Grizzly. Thank you one again for your support!
Caroline Byrd, Executive Director
P.S. We hope you like the new version of our quarterly E-News. Please email us with your feedback on the new design and format. We'd love to hear from you!
BREAKING NEWS Thanks to your support, millions of visitors who camp and picnic in national forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem can rest assured, knowing that all 164 U.S. Forest Service campgrounds will be fully upgraded with bear-safe bins and other bear management features within three years. Read more about our plan to safeguard campgrounds for people and bears.
BEARS NEED A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is committed to expanding and protecting critical habitat within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Click here to learn more about our vision to protect habitat.
BEARS NEED TO CONNECT WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS We aim to protect and restore the natural connectivity of lands between the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.Click here to learn more about our plan to increase connectivity.
KEEPING HUMANS SAFE AND BEARS ALIVE We are building social tolerance for wildlife, and reducing conflicts between bears and people in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Click here to learn more about our goal to keep humans safe and bears alive.
DID YOU KNOW?
100,000 grizzly bearsonce roamed across North America from the great plains, throughout the mountains, along the coast, and into the desert. The last century of human development has caused their natural undeveloped habitat to all but vanish. Occupying just a small portion of their former range, only 700 to 1,000 Yellowstone grizzly bears roam Greater Yellowstone today. As a supporter, you help protect these bears now and for future generations.
RANGE RIDER PROGRAM As part of our wildlife conservation program, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition is helping place seasonal range riders -- cowboys and cowgirls who travel across the landscape on horseback -- in critical areas to keep bears and wolves out of trouble. Click here to learn more.
BE BEAR AWARE
We are on the ground this summer teaching folks how to protect themselves and grizzly bears. Click here to learn more about these events and other opportunities to learn about Greater Yellowstone.
We've just launched a collection of items with our new and exciting look! Show your love for Greater Yellowstone -- Visit our store page today to adopt a grizzly, or purchase jackets, hats, pint glasses, and more.
THIS MONTH'S DRAWING
Send us your best grizzly bear photo and be entered in a drawing to win a Yellowstone grizzly bear (stuffed animal)! Simply email us your name, the photo, and the location where the photo was taken. We will then submit your name and randomly draw the winner on June 30, 2015.
Cindy Goeddel, Cindy Goeddel, Henry Finkbeiner,
J. Frost Merriott, Peter Bengeyfield, and Henry Finkbeiner.