Essay about Bear Management Of Montana Forests

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Bear Management in Montana Forests
Those who live in Montana coexist with a vast array of wildlife. One of the most spectacular and intimidating species that can be encountered is the North American Black and Grizzly Bear. Not only are they a species that can be appreciated for their powerful beauty, but they contribute much to the ecosystem as well. Some of their ecological roles include being seed dispensers and nutrient providers ("Black Bear Biology," 2016.) The berries the bears’ consume pass through their digestive system unbroken and are able to germinate; in addition, bears assist the environment by breaking down logs when they search for grubs, which help the process of decay and the return of the nutrients to the earth ("Black Bear Biology," 2016.) With bear/human conflicts on the rise it has never been more imperative to manage bears within our forests and prevent unnecessary deaths (of both people and bears.). Only through education, perseverance, and constant monitoring can we accomplish that goal.
Learning basic facts about bears is one step towards managing them. Knowing the difference between a black bear and a grizzly can be beneficial to those who saunter through the vast Montana wilderness. Both types of bears can vary in color (which can range from blond to black) so their coloring isn’t the best way to judge what they are ("Bear Identification," n.d.) They do have distinct differences that is easier to discern from each other--such as a grizzly bear…

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