The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative seeks to protect and recover threatened grizzly bears and safeguard their habitat in southwest British Columbia through science-based planning and community involvement.

RECOVERING THREATENED GRIZZLY POPULATIONS IN THE COAST TO CASCADES REGION

Before European contact, grizzly bears roamed from central Mexico to the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Hunting and habitat fragmentation caused their ranges to radically shrink, pushing them farther north to intact forests. Grizzlies now occupy only 2% of their historical range in the continental United States.

The Coast to Cascades region is the frontline of this northward push, with several populations listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative seeks to protect and recover these threatened populations of grizzly bears and safeguard their habitat in southwest British Columbia through science-based planning and community involvement.