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July 22, 2008 6:33 AM   Subscribe

The latest issue of Yellowstone Science quarterly is devoted to 5 articles chronicling the history of the management of grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, from the 1950s era "garbage dump bears," to listing as an endangered species, to de-listing as endangered, to current management. Many excellent photos, maps, charts and graphs make this a great resource for people interested in the fate of grizzlies in the lower 48 states. Part 1 of the issue. Part 2. [links to PDF files] (via)
posted by paulsc (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I didn't even know there was a Yellowstone Science. Pretty great link.
posted by DU at 8:30 AM on July 22, 2008

Nice! Thank you!
posted by notsnot at 8:53 AM on July 22, 2008

What, no mention of the Yellowstone Caldera?
posted by JaredSeth at 9:05 AM on July 22, 2008

Thanks for posting this, I've been reading through it while eating lunch. For some reason I've always been fascinated by the subject of bear management in National Parks. I don't know why.

I like this quote from the intro:

The nearly spectacular response of the grizzly bear population in greater Yellowstone is the only testament we should ever need to the ultimate value of the bureaucratic arts when they are well and sincerely practiced.

Nice to hear some praise for the "bureaucratic arts." We don't get enough credit.
posted by marxchivist at 9:31 AM on July 22, 2008

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