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Grizzly Bear

Numbers of grizzly bear within the watershed are a result of influences outside the watershed, primarily landscape-level development and human use. Consequently, we measure progress under the HCP by focusing on habitat protection and upland forest habitat restoration.

Measuring Success for Protecting Watershed Habitats
We measure protection from human disturbance through amount and location of roads decommissioned (see road decommissioning metrics). We document the amount of invasive plants controlled or removed, especially in key grizzly habitats such as alpine meadows.
View more information on habitat protection metrics.

Measuring Success for Upland Forest Habitat Restoration
We document number and location of created small canopy gaps, and the number, size, and location of created snags and logs that could provide forage sources for grizzly bear.
View upland forest habitat restoration metrics