Yellowstone Grizzly Bears: Ecology and Conservation of an Icon of Wildness
From the Preface by Daniel N. Wenk: Grizzly bears are the icon of wildness in Yellowstone National Park. The American people’s willingness to recover a species with such an intimidating reputation is a remarkable conservation achievement. This book outlines the fascinating history of the conservation of grizzly bears, from the early 1870s to the management challenges of today’s human-dominated landscape. The authors reveal the latest findings about the role grizzly bears play in Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and contemplate the diverse stakeholder interests and issues in grizzly bear management. Most importantly, this book illustrates our collective commitment to sustain a viable population of wild grizzly bears on the landscape.