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couchmaster

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 11, 2016 - 08:43am PT


Is it time to reintroduce the Grizzlys to California and MAKE CALIFORNIA GREAT AGAIN!!!

PETITION HERE is 98 short of the goal of 65,000--> http://www.thepetitionsite.com/633/040/295/reintroduce-the-grizzly-bears-to-californias-sierra-nevada/

BRING IT BEYOTCHES!!



News outline:
http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/06/grizzly-bears-in-california-reintroduction-push-ignites-strong-emotions/

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:55am PT
Never gonna happen.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:03am PT
I thought the California Grizzly was a unique species and extinct?
Would they introduce another species, if species is the right term.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:09am PT
It was a geographic sub-species: Ursus arctos californicatus.
Kind of like Homo sapien stuportopoensis.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:12am PT
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:16am PT
Fully in!
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:20am PT
A wonderful Idea! I just signed the petition!


Where's a petition to re-introduce wolves?

We'll give you some.

c wilmot

climber
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:32am PT
Horrible idea. The ca griz used to winter in the Central Valley feasting on salmon. That way of life is OVER. the habitat has radically changed. The Sacramento isnothing like it was after the hydraulic mining of the gold rush and the salmon runs are equally pathetic.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:36am PT
No.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:42am PT
Already got 'em.
You're kidding on a Giant scale.

The bears would be wiped out again in short order.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:49am PT
Fritz, we had a wolf. His girlfriend lives in Oregon though, so he keeps going back up there. You know how hard those long distance relationships are.

There used to be grizzles all the way into the mountains of Baja California Norte. So why not? It is on our state flag. I'll just be carrying a sidearm and bear spray in the Sierra if this does happen.


edit; I do really wonder how they are going to survive now days.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Oct 11, 2016 - 10:43am PT
Another great idea from people who don't live in the Sierra. Pardon me while I mount a 50 on my Jeep just in case it passes.

John M

climber
Oct 11, 2016 - 10:46am PT
Maybe we could feed them on the annual Idahoans winter run to warmer weather.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 11, 2016 - 10:57am PT
Lol. So dumb on many many levels...
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Oct 11, 2016 - 11:15am PT
How about the reintroduction of Californians into Oregon urban areas... with open season and unlimited tags?

Was implemented ten years ago with the net effect of tripling rents and home prices and driving homelessness to unprecedented levels. One could argue a cull is warranted.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Oct 11, 2016 - 11:20am PT
Something that should be very carefully considered, before moving on it.

Something that really changed my thinking was reading "Up and Down California" by Brewer. It described the efforts of the Whitney survey to survey the state, and involved traveling it's length.

BY FAR the thing they most feared, was Grizzlies.

Remember that they are ABOVE US on the food chain. You would want to seriously think about it before camping in a tent. The end of Camp 4?
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 11:28am PT
That explains their extinction!

Actually, it does.


Seriously though, this is a waste of taxpayers money. We have far larger fish to fry at the moment.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Oct 11, 2016 - 11:34am PT
If I planned to build and live in active Grizzland...I would know going in what my limits on freedom would be.

Very different from having some do-gooder show up and dump one in my yard.

canyoncat

Social climber
SoCal
Oct 11, 2016 - 12:01pm PT
It would help to reduce the coyote problem in the urban areas wouldn't it? Plus baby bears are so cuddly.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Oct 11, 2016 - 12:18pm PT
I've read that the reason the Grizzley Bear is on the California flag is because it was the most annoying possible image they could wave at the Mexicans living here.


Can we bring back sabertooth cats as well? It would be great for tourism.
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