Where the Grizzly Walks

The Future Of The Great Bear

Book Description

Admired for its majesty and often feared for its strength, speed, and supposed aggressiveness, the grizzly bear was once unchallenged as the great apex predator of the American West. But by the 1970s, hunting and habitat loss had reduced its numbers in the lower 48 states to a mere 800 animals occupying just two percent of the bear's former range. Where the Grizzly Walks assesses the bear's current status and its uncertain future at the beginning of the 21st century. Focusing on the wildlife professionals who struggle to achieve a balance among the varied interests of government agencies, private landowners, politicians, and environmentalists, the author illuminates the enormous challenges in making sensible public policy for the management of a high-profile, threatened species--and one of the last great symbols of the American wilderness.

About Schneider, Bill

Bill Schneider is the author of 17 books about the outdoors, including the best-selling Bear Aware, a quick-reference guide to living in grizzly country. A former wilderness professional in the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, he is the co-founder and former president of Falcon Publishing. He lives and writes full-time in Helena, Montana.