PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened, continental United States population; delisted,Yellowstone distinct population segment; other populations under review
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1975 (continental U.S. population)
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RANGE: Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, possibly southern Colorado, and western Canada
THREATS: Federal predator control, pine bark beetle infestations, global warming, invasive lake trout, and habitat degradation
POPULATION TREND: Between 1850 and 1970, grizzlies were eliminated from 98 percent of their original range. Populations plummeted from a high of 50,000 to between 1,500 and 1,700 today.