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Thirty-Seven Grizzly Bears in the Wilderness

Daniel B. Botkin

in Our Natural History

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195168297
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168297.003.0004
 Thirty-Seven Grizzly Bears in the Wilderness

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This chapter looks at the experiences of the Lewis and Clark expedition in what is now the Pines Recreation Area in Valley County, Montana, near Fort Peck Lake. Topics covered include the expedition's dangerous encounters with grizzlies, lessons learnt from the grizzlies, the abundance and distribution of grizzlies prior to the European settlement of the American west, and knowledge about the abundance and density of grizzlies to the conservation of other species.

Keywords: Lewis; Clark; expedition; Montana; grizzly bear; species conservation; abundance

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Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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