Thursday, December 02, 2004

 

Brings new meaning to the old highway sign, "Bear left"

Sometimes, humans can interact with animals and the environment in ecologically-friendly ways:
For Wildlife With Wanderlust, Their Own Highway

By KIRK JOHNSON

OVANDO, Mont. - Greg Neudecker stopped his truck on a wooden bridge over Monture Creek and stretched out his arm toward the wilderness lands to the north, and Canada beyond that. "This is the interstate," he said without irony, gesturing to the little stream, maybe 15 feet across. "Everything connects here, from the wild country down into this valley."

A corridor of the wild through the high country of North America - Yellowstone to Yukon - has long been a dream of environmentalists and biologists like Mr. Neudecker, who say that grizzly bears, elk, wolves and other four-legged commuters need help in looking for mates or new habitats. The great national parks of the West, they say, are becoming genetically isolated islands, cut off by development, urbanization and their ever-present iconic symbol, the barbed-wire fence.

But in places like this, on a patchwork of public and private lands, and through a tangle of human motivations that often have little to do with saving the planet, the wild road north along the spine of the northern Rockies is becoming reality.

Conservation and government groups say most of the 150 miles or so from here to the Canadian border, called the Crown of the Continent, is now largely protected through land buying and conservation agreements with private owners. In December the Nature Conservancy of Canada is expected to lock in the northern anchor - 98,000 acres just over the border in British Columbia that a forestry company has agreed to sell.

A result will be the creation of a sheltered land bridge where the animal societies of Canada and the United States can intermingle. Conservationists say linking the two pieces of the wildlife road will be as important for its political symbolism as for the animals that will make their way across - and could become more crucial over time if global warming changes alpine climates, forcing animals to migrate permanently.

:::snip:::

Other ranchers have come to embrace the idea of a wildlife corridor for equally specific and personal reasons. Dusty Crary, who raises cattle south of the Rappold place and has also sold his development rights, said that his views about the land and nature changed suddenly, eight years ago, when his father was killed in a ranch accident. "It made me stop and think, none of us are going to live forever, and how do I want this to be when I'm gone," Mr. Crary said. "It was a little transition for me, a realization that we have to pass things on."

Motivations like that also reinforce what conservationists and wildlife experts say is so unusual about the Crown of the Continent project. No one person is really building it. People are thinking locally and personally, and the resulting combined quilt of their contributions is what creates the corridor.

Other scientists and ranchers say the real question raised by the project is whether any of it is remotely natural. Mr. Rappold, for instance, is so fond of the grizzlies - and so convinced that a grizzly with a full belly will not bother his cattle - that he has begun feeding them. He puts out barrels of molasses for his cows, and then a few more, he says, for the bears. In spring, when bears are emerging from hibernation, he salts the high plateau with winter kills so that by the time the bears come down into his valley, they are no longer famished.

:::snip:::

Concern about humans crossing the border here - especially terrorists or other unauthorized travelers - is playing only a small role in the project planning, participants say, mainly because the Crown region, far from major population centers, is so remote and rugged.

"We're doing all these things to avoid conflicts, but maybe that just means the animals move on to the places where people aren't doing those good practices," said Geof Foote, a biologist and landowner here in Ovando.

That was apparently the outcome this year on the corridor's eastern edge. A late-spring storm devastated the wild chokecherry crop that grizzlies depend on, and so many of them simply strayed east, in some cases 35 to 40 miles from the mountains, farther from their regular grounds than most local residents had ever seen. One storm affecting one type of wild berry altered the animals' path, and for all the grand designs of man, the bears went where they needed to go.
As a rather interesting human-bear hybrid myself, I say, on behalf of grizzlies everywhere, thank you.
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