The Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear support restoring a healthy population of grizzly bears to the North Cascades, their home for thousands of years. Wherever grizzlies thrive, so does wildness, clean water, and abundant native fish and wildlife. We support recovering the North Cascades grizzly bear population through best available science and community involvement because it will help keep the Northwest a natural, beautiful and sustainable place in which to live, work and play.
The last comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on grizzly bear restoration in the North Cascades ended on October 24, 2019. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments on the DEIS in support of Alternative C: Incremental Restoration! With your help, more than 17,000 comments were submitted to the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These comments are in addition to the 126,000 comments that were submitted during the DEIS comment period during 2017, of which more than 86 percent of them strongly supportive of restoration. We’re now working on preparing further comments as needed.