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This May 2004 NRDC policy paper outlines a practical plan for restoring grizzly bear populations in the lower 48 states by preserving grizzly habitat, anticipating and resolving conflicts between humans and bears and increasing public participation in grizzly protection. The paper presents an alternative to the current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan for grizzly protection.

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Executive Summary
Meaning of the Great Bear
Where We Are and How We Got Here
The Grizzly's Safety Net: The Role of the Endangered Species Act
The Challenges Ahead
An Alternative Path

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