“Grizzly bears once roamed across California for centuries — from the state’s mountains to its valleys and beaches. But decades of persecution drove them off the landscape, and the last grizzly in California was tragically shot in 1924.
Now it’s time to bring the bears back.
We’re calling on the California Fish and Game Commission to consider options to reintroduce grizzlies in California’s Sierra Nevada, where there are 8,000 square miles of prime habitat.
Grizzlies today survive in just a few pockets in the Rocky Mountains — roughly 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48. If these endangered bears are going to truly recover, they need to be returned to more of their native homes in the American West (remote places typically far away from people).
Grizzlies are so iconic in California that they’re on the state flag — even if they are no longer on the land. Please sign our petition below to return California grizzly bears and a renewed sense of the wild to the Golden State.”