Piikani Nation Treaty



Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the biology and ecology of grizzly bears. Authored by world-renowned bear biologist Dr. David Mattson, this site summarizes and synthesizes in beautiful graphic form the science of grizzly bears.


Find out how much Native Americans care about the grizzly bear, with a Grizzly Treaty that has been signed by more than 270 tribes, as well as numerous traditional societies and leaders. The document has become a symbol of international unity in defense of sovereignty, spiritual and religious protection, and treaty rights. 


For an in depth and comprehensive look at the ecology and demography of grizzly bears in the northern US Rocky Mountains, along with all the research relevant to conservation of these bears, see Mostly Natural History of the Northern Rocky Mountains.


GOAL is a coalition of nearly 50 tribes  (and counting) who object to the federal and state plans to delist grizzly bears prematurely and allow trophy

hunting of this sacred being.

GOAL advocates for the tribes'

legal right to meaningful consultation and also for the reconection of tribal peoples to their traditional homelands

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December 16, 2019

In part one of this essay, I laid out the ingredients for successful coexistence with grizzly bears, and why we need more resources. Here I delve into the costs and some ideas for meeting funding needs.  

Now more than ever, we need to be innovative in thinkin...

November 30, 2019

This is the first of a two-part essay that delves into the complexities of grizzly bear coexistence, why we need more resources, and some options for generating new funds.

Airedales to deter grizzly bears from coming into camp? This was one of several novel recommendat...

October 20, 2019

 Two Narratives: A Vision of Oneness with Nature and the Bear Vs. Domination Over Nature, Embodied in St. Corbinian Subjugating a Bear to Carry His Luggage 

Harvest season is a time of abundance. From the earth’s gifts we bake apple pies, pickle beets, an...

September 22, 2019

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt recently aborted a planned trip to Montana to hear from farmers and ranchers seeking to boost federal budgets in order to kill more grizzlies, especially along the Rocky Mountain Front. Disappointed that Bernhardt didn’t show, Dave Mc...

June 30, 2019

For the last 30 years a view of the stunning Gallatin Range in southwestern Montana has greeted me nearly every morning. Our window looks out on three dark green hogbacks that link the broad belly of Paradise Valley to the spine of the Gallatin Mountains. Her expressio...

April 16, 2019

Photo courtesy of Aldo Leopold Foundation. Leopold family at the Shack, (back row) Aldo, Estella, Sr., Luna, Starker; (front row) Nina, Estella, Gus the dog (photo taken by Carl)

This week, Grizzly Times presents Episode 2 of a 4-part podcast featuring Estella Leopold,...

March 27, 2019

This week, I am thrilled to launch the first of a four-part podcast featuring Estella Leopold, daughter of conservationist, writer, and philosopher Aldo Leopold. Last summer I traveled to Seattle for a conversation about her amazing life and adventures. At 92 years of...

March 10, 2019

 [Lion Credit: Ewaso Lions/ Shivani Bhalla Credit: Nina Fascione/ Louisa Willcox Credit: Louisa Willcox/ Grizzly Bear Credit: Richard Spratley]

I hope one day to meet lion conservationist Shivani Bhalla, a sister in spirit who lives half a world away, in northern Kenya....

March 7, 2019

In a new Grizzly Times podcast, Bob Jackson shares stories of his fascinating 30-year career as a backcountry ranger in Yellowstone Park. He was dubbed “Action Jackson” for his work contributing to a record number of convictions of poachers in a remote southern area of...

January 31, 2019

Anti-bear fever has again gripped Wyoming politicians in the wake of Judge Christensen’s restoration of endangered species protections for Yellowstone grizzlies. Last week’s press was peppered with hostile rhetoric from people in high places. Several inane bills are be...

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