Grizzly bears need large areas of forest to feed their cubs and survive. A logging project now threatens the most imperiled grizzlies in the lower 48.
We've gone to court to stop it and to save these bears.
You can help with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. Thanks to a generous supporter, all donations will be matched.
Fewer than 50 Cabinet-Yaak grizzlies remain in the Cabinet-Yaak mountains in northwest Montana. To survive, they'll need to at least double their population.
That won't happen if their home is ripped up by bulldozers and chainsaws and their cool, shady forests are turned into a hot, dry wasteland.
These grizzlies are already more at risk than any other bear population in the lower 48.
So we sued the U.S. Forest Service for letting this project proceed. Clearcutting 5,000 acres and 45 miles of road construction will push these bears closer to the brink.
Habitat loss is a leading cause of the extinction crisis.
We can't allow the Forest Service and private timber industries to mow down grizzly bears' homes and leave these majestic, precious creatures with nowhere to turn. It's not just the right thing to do — it's the law.
Legal battles like this one are long and challenging. But protecting habitat is core to the Center's work to save species.
This year alone we've won habitat protection for Alaska's ice seals, 23 imperiled species in Micronesia, and the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. And we're fighting to save the homes of Florida panthers, California's mountain lions, Alaska's polar bears, sage grouse and many others.
Over three decades we've secured protection for more than half a billion acres of habitat. And we're not stopping.
Grizzly bears are icons of the wild. We're fighting hard to save them, and we need you with us to win.
Please help today to have your gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund doubled.
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