People are the greatest threat to grizzly bears in
Yellowstone National Park, according to a 73-page Sierra Club
report, Rural Residential Development Trends in the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Since the Listing of the Grizzly
Bear. Writer Vanessa K. Johnson says rapid growth in the
counties surrounding Yellowstone chews up what's left of the bears'
habitat. Human impact has already forced the grizzlies from 99
percent of their former range in the lower 48 states. The 73-page
report includes charts and graphs, which show a rapid rise in
housing, water, sewer and subdivision permits, and a sharp decline
in bear sightings.
For a copy of the report,
contact Louisa Willcox at 406/582-8365 or write to Sierra Club
Grizzly Bear Ecosystems Project, 234 E. Mendenhall, Bozeman, MT
59715 or see