I heard that National Parks are a “Death Zone” for Grizzly Bears. Is that true?


Yes and No…

A study conducted on grizzly bear mortality in National Parks concluded that there were unusually high mortality rates in National Parks. However, the primary cause was from impacts of highways and rail lines as well as encroachment of human settlements in bear habitat.

The proposed Flathead National Park Wilderness Reserve would have no permanent human habitation, no highways and no rail lines. It would therefore serve as a refuge and source for replenishing grizzlies in surrounding areas.

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