Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bear

The Rocky Mountain Front in Montana is home to one of the last grizzly populations in the lower 48 states and the last plains grizzlies in the world. For hibernation, grizzlies prefer a high mountain slope surrounded by deep snow that serves as insulation. When spring arrives, the grizzly heads down to lower elevations to forage for food. The Front’s landscape—high mountains next to low prairies—decreases the time between ending hibernation and finding sustenance. Learn more about our efforts to save habitat in the Rocky Mountain Front.

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