There are a few isolated grizzly bear populations in southern B.C. that are struggling, but evidence suggests that most others have been increasing and are now becoming stable, are still increasing, or are relatively large and have likely been stable for decades.
But although most populations are healthy, the grizzly bear hunt ended five years ago. Why did this happen?
Dr. Bruce McLellan retired 3 years ago after researching grizzly bear ecology in several locations in British Columbia for over 40 years. He is most known for his 43 year and ongoing study of bears in the Flathead Valley.