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Return of the grizzly

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A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) mother with cubs, Glacier National Park, Montana.
A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) mother with cubs, Glacier National Park, Montana.Photo: Jeff Stetz
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Valley habitats are extremely productive for bears, but where there are human settlements with livestock, there could be conflict with grizzlies.
Valley habitats are extremely productive for bears, but where there are human settlements with livestock, there could be conflict with grizzlies.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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An adult male grizzly bear, Yellowstone National Park.
An adult male grizzly bear, Yellowstone National Park.Photo: John Seidensticker
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Present grizzly distribution in the Lower 48 States (that is, all States except Alaska and Hawaii).
Present grizzly distribution in the Lower 48 States (that is, all States except Alaska and Hawaii).Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Differences between the black bear and the grizzly bear.
Differences between the black bear and the grizzly bear.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Rob Wingard, a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, at the visitor centre of North Cascades National Park on July 7 with the stuffed five-year-old grizzly that was illegally shot in Alaska.
Rob Wingard, a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, at the visitor centre of North Cascades National Park on July 7 with the stuffed five-year-old grizzly that was illegally shot in Alaska.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Salmon are a nutrient-rich food source for bears. Here, the Coho (silver) salmon.
Salmon are a nutrient-rich food source for bears. Here, the Coho (silver) salmon.Photo: Courtesy: Google images
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Sockeye (red) salmon.
Sockeye (red) salmon.Photo: Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Chinook salmon.
Chinook salmon.Photo: Courtesy: Google images
9/21
Diablo lake with the Colonial (2,375 m) and Pyramid (2,189 m) peaks in the background, which are home to mountain goats.
Diablo lake with the Colonial (2,375 m) and Pyramid (2,189 m) peaks in the background, which are home to mountain goats.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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The Skagit river, one of the main salmon and steelhead rivers in the Cascades, a mountain range in the U.S. Pacific north-west.
The Skagit river, one of the main salmon and steelhead rivers in the Cascades, a mountain range in the U.S. Pacific north-west.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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The North Cascades Ecosystem has granite peaks, alpine meadows, conifer forests and broad-leaved vegetation and sagebrush-filled valleys. Alpine habitats are not only productive for ungulates and bears but are also very scenic.
The North Cascades Ecosystem has granite peaks, alpine meadows, conifer forests and broad-leaved vegetation and sagebrush-filled valleys. Alpine habitats are not only productive for ungulates and bears but are also very scenic.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium).
Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium).Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Rosy spirea (Spiraea splendens).
Rosy spirea (Spiraea splendens).Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Broadleaf arnica (Arnica latifolia).
Broadleaf arnica (Arnica latifolia).Photo: AJT Johnsingh
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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) was common along the edge of roads.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) was common along the edge of roads.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Fred Koontz, the authors’ trekking companion, dwarfed by old growth trees in the Cascades.
Fred Koontz, the authors’ trekking companion, dwarfed by old growth trees in the Cascades.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus), as photographed on July 15.
Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus), as photographed on July 15.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa).
Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa).Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Trailing blackberry (Rubus ursinus).
Trailing blackberry (Rubus ursinus).Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
20/21
Lake 22, one of the many alpine lakes in the Cascades.
Lake 22, one of the many alpine lakes in the Cascades.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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