Voices for Save the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear
Terry Tempest Williams
How can you help?
- Letter to President Obama (PDF, November 21, 2016) asking President Obama to stop the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly. Over 50+ tribes and 800,000+ petitioners have signed treaties and petitions to the White House in opposition to delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear
- Listen to and share the Voices for Save the Yellowstone Grizzly
- Learn about the threats to the Yellowstone grizzly bear
- Join the fight, write your elected officials, talk to your friends, howl at the moon
- Share our August 24, 2016 press release, Celebrities Unite to Save the Yellowstone Grizzly (PDF)
- Spread the word using #savetheyellowstonegrizzly
- Listen to the three Home of the Brave podcasts on the Yellowstone grizzly by Scott Carrier of NPR.
- Read Congressman Raul Grijalva's letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe's asking him to halt delisting.
Download the letter (PDF)
Threats to the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear
- Major grizzly food sources are in decline: Climate change has decimated the grizzly’s most important food, nuts of the whitebark pine tree. Introduced lake trout have reduced cutthroat trout numbers by more than 90%.
- Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem bears are genetically and physically isolated from all other grizzly populations.
- Grizzlies are one of the slowest reproducing land mammals in North America. Delisting triggers a trophy hunt that will put them on the path to extinction.
- Montana proposed grizzly hunting regulations (PDF) Only a $50 license for a Montana resident.
- President Obama said “The greatest threat to our national parks is climate change,” but, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, denies this risk stating “we conclude that the effects of climate change do not constitute a threat to the [Yellowstone grizzly bear population] now, nor are they anticipated to in the future.” This is an astonishing contradiction.