A discussion on Y2Y’s collaborative work to reconnect grizzly bears in the U.S. Northern Rockies
Did you know that grizzly bears nearly disappeared from the lower 48 states?
More than 100,000 grizzly bears once roamed western North America but by the 1920s, mostly isolated island populations were left in the United States. Today, all those island populations in the lower 48 are gone, except for one in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Small islands of habitat are not big enough to ensure that bears retain the diversity that keeps them genetically healthy. For years Y2Y and partners have worked to recover grizzly bear populations and improve wildlife corridors.
But bringing grizzly bears back onto the landscape is no easy task. Come and listen to Y2Y’s senior U.S. program coordinator Nick Clarke as he speaks to the challenges, and solutions, to reconnecting grizzly bears across the northern U.S. Rockies. You won’t want to miss out on this collaborative event!
This event takes place on Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m. Mountain Time / 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Please RSVP for free to save your spot!
About our event partner: Appalachian Bear Rescue
Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) is a black bear rescue facility located just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tennessee. ABR is a nonprofit organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996. Each year black bears from U.S. national parks and surrounding areas are orphaned, injured, or in need of medical care. Thanks to Appalachian Bear Rescue, these bears are given a second chance at life in the wild.