Flawed Science

This section examines how current science is being practiced in the grizzly bear arena, and the outcomes of this practice. In Corrupt Practice, we examine the partisan nature of the scientific endeavor, with an emphasis on the Greater Yellowstone grizzly.

In Bogus Numbers, we look at how bears are counted and trends determined. This is important because of the role that population numbers have been playing in the debate of removal of endangered species protections.


In Flawed Concepts, we look at problems in the conceptual underpinnings of the science, including social science, that is being used to manage grizzlies, with the particular aim of delisting grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier.  

Get up to speed with the ACTUAL science on grizzly bears

Get up to speed on the latest science and watch this talk by grizzly bear expert Dr. David Mattson on the Changing World of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear, given at the Jackson Wildlife Art Museum on July 15, 2015. The presentation summarizes an immense amount of research on this charismatic species, and underscores the need for caution as the grizzly bear faces unprecedented changes. 

This 30 minutes is well worth your time!

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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