First Nations and scientists have long recognised that grizzly bears are barometers of wilderness and the health of ecosystems.  They require large tracts of wild habitat with rich, diverse and seasonal foods like berries, roots and salmon.  When grizzly bears are present, we know that these same healthy wild landscapes also provide our society clean water, robust forests and diverse wildlife.  Coast to Cascades grizzly bears are an early warning system indicating how well we are stewarding natural systems for future generations.

AuthorClaire Ruddy