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Living a bear’s life

Living a bear’s life

Cinder, the bear that was rescued as a cub three years ago after being badly burned in the Carlton Complex Fire, is healthy and behaving like any other wild bear after her release two summers ago. The story of Cinder’s rescue, her long and painful …
Bearly civilized

Bearly civilized

A large black bear that was scavenging for food in garages and dumpsters near Mazama last week gained the dubious distinction of being the first bear captured and released in Okanogan County this year. The bear had made a number of nighttime raids in the area, breaking into a dumpster, some …
Information open house on proposed grizzly bear recovery

Information open house on proposed grizzly bear recovery

An informational open house about proposals for grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades will be held next Wednesday (Feb. 15) in the Winthrop Barn from 6-8 p.m., and a webinar on grizzly recovery is scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 14) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Proposal would restore grizzly bears to North Cascades ecosystem

Grizzly bears would be captured and released into the North Cascades in order to restore the bears to their historic habitat, based on proposals detailed in an environmental study released last week. The grizzly bear restoration proposals are …
Cinder the bear in hibernation

Cinder the bear in hibernation

Cinder, the black bear that was badly burned in the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire, spent her second year in forests north of Leavenworth and is now denned up for the winter not far from the site where she was released in June 2015. “She is still out there and denned up OK, just like all the...
Big bear — but not a grizzly

Big bear — but not a grizzly

A trail camera set by Mike Newman of Mount Vernon in the Big Valley Wildlife Area last week caught photos of an impressive bear that made Newman wonder if it might be a grizzly. Newman thought the bear, photographed on July 20, appeared in one image to have a hump on its shoulders and a dished...
Hungry bears foraging too close to local homes

Hungry bears foraging too close to local homes

Fire damage affected usual food supply By Ann McCreary Habitat damage from wildfires may be contributing to problems with black bears at homes in the lower Methow Valley, according to state wildlife officials. Washington Department of Fish and Game (WDFW) captured a small male bear last Friday (July 8) in a trap set at a...
Cinder still in her den, but bear buddy shot by hunter

Cinder still in her den, but bear buddy shot by hunter

Cinder, the young black bear that was badly burned in the Carlton Complex fire in 2014, is still denned at a high elevation site, but the bear that was released into the wild with her last summer was killed by a hunter in the fall.
Busy weekends at the Basecamp

Busy weekends at the Basecamp

North Cascades Basecamp launches its annual soup-and-something-interesting series on Thursday (Jan. 14) with a presentation by local biologist Kent Woodruff about the Methow Beaver Project. All of the Thursday night events begin with soup at 5:30 p.m. ($7 per person) followed by the program at 6 p.m. Coming up: • Jan.21: Celeste and Kip Roberts...
Run to freedom

Run to freedom

As specially trained dogs barked ferociously, Cinder the bear peered for a moment around the edge of the open cage door. Then she bounded down a ramp and raced away from the dogs and a crowd of people who watched the bear’s release into the wild. After spending the last 10 months recovering from severe...