Washington's black bears are awakening from their winter slumbers--so it's time for residents to take steps to prevent attracting them to populated areas. The number-one tip from biologists: Take down your bird feeder. A bear that becomes habituated to human food can pose a risk to people and will usually end up euthanized.
Zinke Announces Support for Grizzly Reintroduction in North Cascades
The government is considering proposals to restore the bears to a slice of their historic habitat in Washington state.