The Spine of the Continent: Protecting Grizzly Bears

The Spine of the Continent is a landscape conservation initiative named for the entire Rocky Mountain expanse from the Yukon down through Mexico. Grizzly bears are a key species in this area.

Grizzly bear in the forest
Grizzly bears won’t hurt you if you don’t bother them, usually. They’re incredibly smart and, as displayed in the gallant tolerance many of them showed toward Timothy Treadwell in the film “Grizzly Man,” they are not necessarily always thinking with their teeth. On the other hand, we all know what happened to Treadwell.
Photo By Fotolia/Peter Wey