In this radio interview, Dr. John J. Craighead discusses his work with grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. Craighead talks about a research grant he and his team received that would allow them to publish the results of over a decade of field work on the grizzly population of Yellowstone. He describes some of the results of this research, including the discovery that grizzly bears have a very low birth rate. He also discusses research grants from NASA and National Geographic that would allow him and his team to access satellite imaging data to better manage nation-wide populations of grizzly bears. He stresses the need to conserve grizzly bear habitat in order to manage and preserve bear populations.
Grizzly bears; Wildlife biology; Satellite imaging; University of Montana; Yellowstone National Park; Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness; Bob Marshall Wilderness; John J. Craighead; Wildlife Biology Department, University of Montana
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (3 p.: 28 cm.)
Craighead, John J., "John J. Craighead Interview, October 5, 1975" (1975). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 32.