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Increasingly, wildlife populations are suffering Grizzly Moving as they struggle to survive against the growing pressures of exurban development. They are being displaced from their habitats, even when the number of people entering the landscape is relatively low, according to a pair of scientific studies recently published by two scientists.
The first, in a study that compared bear movement between backcountry management units (BMUs) that were closed to human access and BMUs where people were allowed to enter, found that grizzlies were twice as likely to move when humans were present. They were also more likely to reoccupy a backcountry area if they were moved, and had more extensive home ranges than bears who were already living in the landscape.
While the study was conducted in Yellowstone National Park, its conclusions apply to grizzlies across the continent and could lead to greater numbers of bears finding their way into wild lands once considered unsuitable for them. The authors of the study, Sarah Milligan and Darren McLellan, are based at the University of Montana in Bozeman.
Their results suggest that in the years ahead, many more wildlands in and out of existing grizzly recovery areas will need to be reclaimed if bears are going to survive and thrive. It’s a challenge that could exacerbate a cascade of impacts, including climate change and increasing pressures from states rights proponents who want to minimize the amount of terrain grizzlies are allowed to re-occupy.
Another set of findings, in a study that tracked grizzly movement across three national forests, showed how exurban development in the Big Sky region – located between the Custer Gallatin, Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Caribou-Targhee National Forests – has led to increased bear populations being removed from the Madison Mountains. The number of homes built in this part of the state, which has been heavily developed over decades, has ballooned and the number of people using adjacent public lands is soaring.
Despite a decade of optimism that conservationists would be able to restore bear populations to their historic range, recent developments are undermining their ability to succeed. The cumulative effects of sprawl and development, combined with increasingly hostile state management policies, are undermining grizzly connectivity, said Dr. Christopher Servheen, who for 35 years was the leader of grizzly bear recovery efforts for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Montana.
Servheen’s warnings come as state legislatures are passing bills that could undermine grizzly conservation and, in turn, their prospects for sustained recovery. One such measure, enacted in Montana, prohibits the relocation of grizzlies that wander into an expanding grid of exurbia, a policy that would normally give bears additional chances to survive in wild lands in and out of existing recovery areas.