National Geographic : 1986 Feb
National Parks and Preserves ECOSYSTEMC (230 km) AP|POXIMA| I - FOCCUPIED GRI BEART RR Snake WAS QiGTO BEAR POCKETS Four other lower 48 ecosystems contain a few bears. Most reports come from the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho and Washington. A few also remain in the Cabinet Yaak ecosystemin Montana and Idaho, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho, and the northern Cascade Range in Washington. OREGON " Ecosystems sho n are generallydefihd by the occupied' rizzl bear territ * NationalForest Wilderness Areas NationalForests UCOTIl MENTAL -DIVIDE ECOSYSTEl 'ie Butte HALL reat NESS WL ITT ' GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM B More than 30 percent of the grizzlyhabitat in the lower 48 is containedin 5.5 millionacres in and around the national park. Concern grows for a dwindlingpopulation ories. of some 200 grizzlies. Idaho Fa SPoaello * National Wildlife Refuses (Alaska) NORTHERN CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ECOSYSTEM About 600 grizzlieslive in 5.7 million acres in Montana that include Glacier National Park and Great Bear, Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness areas. Among these bears are the lastof the nation's plains grizzlies, descending the Rocky Mountain Front to feed on grass along streams and rivers. Billings YelNa SHOSHONE' Body NATIONAL Between 1968 and 1973 * o com more than 180 grizzlies S0 m- were killed as a result of o lo .. " interaction with people. NGSCARTOGRAPHICDIVISION s DESIGNCHRISTOPHER A. KLEIN;RESEARCH:WILLAML. BLEWETT;PRODCTION:JAMESCMCLELLAND PRIMARYCONSULT ARLESJONKEL,UN RSITYOFMONTANA .i DS]GN CHISTF KLINR E EACH PRMAYDJU L N, ....... A ' W/ ~;~ ~"