Nevada Public Radio | Doug Puppel, Nikole Robinson Carroll | Dec 19, 2017
Credit:Jon Beckmann/Wildlife Conservation Society
Fanning out east and south from Lake Tahoe, bears are repopulating the Great Basin ranges that hunting, logging, and encroaching civilization drove them from a century ago.
A new study by the University of Nevada, Reno and the Wildlife Conservation Society credits the bears’ return to long-term conservation efforts. Also, modern grazing and forestry practices have allowed for reforestation of historic bear habitats.