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Return of the grizzly : sharing the range with Yellowstone's top predator / Cat Urbigkit.

Urbigkit, Cat, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781510727472
  • ISBN: 1510727477
  • Physical Description: 174 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-174).
Formatted Contents Note:
Human prey -- Bears rebound -- The Upper Green -- Seasonal food availability -- Frustrations mount -- Hunting attractants -- Public fracas -- Thoman sheep -- Multiple victims -- Deadly summer -- Removing problem bears -- Bizarre encounters -- The problem with habituation -- Sheep station -- Defining success -- Changing landscape -- Delisting do-over -- An uneasy co-existence -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Meeting the recovery criteria -- Appendix B: Yellowstone grizzly data.
Summary, etc.:
Conflicts arise when humans and grizzlies are forced into close quarters.
"The Yellowstone grizzly population has grown from an estimated 136 bears when first granted federal protection as a threatened species to as many as one thousand grizzlies in a tri-state region today. No longer limited to remote wilderness areas, grizzlies now roam throughout the region--in state parks, school playgrounds, residential subdivisions, on farms and ranches, and in towns and cities throughout the region. [This book] tells the story of the successful effort to recover this large carnivore, the policy changes and disputes between bear managers and bear advocates. For the first time, it provides insight into what recovery means for the people who now live with grizzlies across a broad landscape. From cowboys on horseback chased by a charging grizzly, and grizzlies claiming game animals downed by human hunters, to the numerous self-defense killing of grizzlies that occur each year, the manuscript examines increases in conflicts and human fatalities caused by grizzlies in this ecosystem inhabited by humans who live there year-round. Human-bear interactions, grizzly attacks and deaths, avoiding attacks, effects on agriculture, wildlife protesters, the consequences of bear habituation, and more are all covered."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Grizzly bear > Ecology > Yellowstone National Park Region.
Grizzly bear > Yellowstone National Park Region > Management.
Wildlife recovery > Yellowstone National Park Region.
Wildlife depredation > Yellowstone National Park Region.
Human-animal relationships > Yellowstone National Park Region.
Grizzly bear > Ecology.
Human-animal relationships.
Wildlife depredation.
Wildlife recovery.
NATURE / Animals / Bears.
NATURE / Animals / Wildlife.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Wilderness.
NATURE / Endangered Species.
NATURE / Essays.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills.
TRAVEL / Parks & Campgrounds.
TRAVEL / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)
United States > Yellowstone National Park Region.
Yellowstone National Park > Region.
Genre: Nonfiction.