Wildlife managers in NW Montana are working to increase local grizzly bear populations at a time when large swaths of forests are at high risk of wildfires, insects and disease. Unfortunately, efforts to improve forest health and resiliency on the Kootenai National Forest continue to be stymied by lawsuits over alleged impacts to the species. This video highlights an innovative project on nearby private land aimed at thinning fire-prone forests, while providing a travel corridor for grizzlies moving up and down the Bull River Valley. This approach shows it’s possible meet the needs of this species while protecting our communities and forests from devastating fires. This video is a collaboration with The Evergreen Foundation.
We can reduce wildfire risks while supporting Montana’s Grizzlies