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WELCOME TO GRIZZLY TIMES
Intelligent, resilient and resourceful, grizzly bears have fascinated us for thousands of years. With their human-like qualities, such as standing on hind legs, eating the same variety of foods as we do and fierce nurturing of young, grizzlies remind us of ourselves and our connections to the natural world. The Great Bear has long been a powerful symbol of renewal and transformation due to its re-emergence in spring from beneath the ground after a winter of seeming death.
At Grizzly Times, we seek to conserve and recover the grizzly bear by using the most precise and comprehensive science available. We look to expand and connect its wild refuges, as well as restore it to suitable habitat from which it was eliminated by settlers, while keeping it safe from ever-encroaching humans.
There are those who still see the grizzly as a threat or a trophy, but we believe it is our obligation to protect it.
Credit: Karin Lease
We recently invited readers of Grizzly Times to submit stories about their experiences and relationships with grizzlies. We have received many delightful essays, poems, video, and artwork we are excited to share with you.
These funny, fascinating, and at times hair-raising stories provide a critical antidote to the ones we so often read about grizzlies as threatening and even demonic Monsters of God.
We hope these contributions will help foster both a positive vision of grizzly bears and a community of mutually inspired people willing to speak up for grizzly bears and others who care about these animals.
If you have not yet submitted a story, video, poem, or drawing, we hope that what has been published so far will inspire you to do so!
Want to get involved? There are a number of ways you can help.
Start by reading the Primer for Grizzly Bear Advocacy, which gives you a good orientation of this complex arena and five areas where you can act on the bears' behalf.
There are three things you can do for grizzlies right now: