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.
LATEST NEWS, November 2022: Wildlife Advocates Applaud Restart of Process to Potentially Return Grizzly Bears to North Cascades
Conservation groups and other wildlife advocates applaud the announcement that the National Parks Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are restarting the process required to potentially return grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem (NCE)- a large network of mostly protected public lands that spans from northwest Washington State into British Columbia and includes North Cascades National Park.
The environmental impact statement process will include opportunities for public input on a range of strategies designed to restore grizzlies. This revival of a multi-year effort is backed by overwhelming public approval. When a similar process began in 2015, it received more than 159,000 public comments supporting it.