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What PBS Nature has to do with Cascades grizzlies? Everything!

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North Cascades grizzly bears are truly of the last frontier - in Washington, where they used to thrive as in Alaska. was the bears of the North Cascades which first inspired Chris Morgan, host of Nature's "Bears of the Last Frontier," when he founded the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project. His cause is protecting bears around the world. His motto? "What's good for bears is good for people."Learn what you can do to help.

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Grizzly bears still thrive in Alaska: the special series on PBS Nature tells us that and more. But did you know that in the lower 48 states, Cascades grizzly bears are truly of the "last frontier," one of the very few populations of bears remaining?

Washington State has grizzly bears in the North Cascades and in the Selkirk Mountains, but our Cascades grizzly bears are hurting, reduced to fewer than 20 bears holding on in this amazing wild place.

What you can do for Cascades bears: help us take action.

 

chris-morgan-headshot-smile.jpgIt was the bears of the North Cascades which first inspired Chris Morgan, host of Nature's "Bears of the Last Frontier," when he founded the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project. His motto? "What's good for bears is good for people."

Persecuted throughout the 20th century, grizzly bears in the lower 48 were declared endangered in 1975. This animal, which used to roam widely throughout much of the western North America, is today limited to relatively small and isolated populations. Since then, with people's help, grizzlies have had a renaissance in Montana and Yellowstone. Not so, in many other places like Washington, where a long-standing recovery plan has yet to be implemented.

Conservation Northwest is helping recover grizzly bears regionally, by protecting individual bears and critical core and connected habitats and working across borders into British Columbia. How will Cascades grizzly bears survive extinction? What kinds of bridges for grizzlies and grizzly bear habitat will we build? Bears need us now.

Watch the PBS special, available online for a short time:

Episode 1.
Episode 2.
Episode 3.

Listen to Chris' "city of bears" interview on KUOW's Weekday with Steve Scher.

Inspired by Chris and bears? Want to help Washington's grizzlies?
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