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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014, 12:42 P.M.

Grizzlies isolated in Cabinet Mountains

The Bull River, near the giant cedars, with Ibex and Little Ibex peaks (Cabinet Mountains Wilderness) in the background. (Jaime Johnson)
The Bull River, near the giant cedars, with Ibex and Little Ibex peaks (Cabinet Mountains Wilderness) in the background. (Jaime Johnson)

THREATENED SPECIES -- Our big bears  need lots of room to roam, something that's in short supply in our ever-more-developed world.

 Grizzly bears in NW Montana face trio of obstacles
An estimated 45 grizzly bears reside in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem in the northwest corner of Montana. In most cases, their lineage traces back to a female grizzly from British Columbia that was trapped and released to the area in 1993 to boost the population. The effort continues as the species struggles with isolation from other populations, conflicts with humans and habitat.
--Missoula Independent




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