Grizzly Bear Outreach Program
GBOP is an independent science-based, non-advocacy, community education project that began in 2002 in the North Cascades of Washington State and have now expanded to the Selkirk Mountain Ecosystem that covers the northeastern portion of Washington and northern Idaho.
Since 2002, the The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project (GBOP) has been focused solely on outreach and education on grizzly bear and black bears. Today, because of the growing needs of the communities we serve, we now have expanded to include wolves and cougars.
The information we share is science-based and factual, and allows people to gain a clearer understanding of these elusive creatures.
We provide information about bear, wolf, and cougar ecology, behavior, safety, and recovery of wolves and grizzly bears under the Endangered Species Act to individuals and groups. We also work hard to understand what people know and feel about these animals, and we partner with government agencies, non-government organizations, and the public to create wildlife safe communities.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GRIZZLY BEAR OUTREACH PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE:
- Accurate information about grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, and cougar ecology, biology, behavior, as well as grizzly bear and wolf recovery processes.
- Education on how local residents can safely co-exist with wildlife in the North Cascades and Selkirk Ecosystem.
- Opportunities for people who live in or near the recovery area to express their ideas, opinions, and concerns.