• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Plants Bears Eat


BEAR FOODS LIST (PLANTS)



Genus/species





Common Name





Season





Actea rubra





Baneberry





?





Angelica genuflexa





Kneeling angelica





Sp, Su, F





Angelica lucida





Sea-Watch





Sp, Su, F





Arctostaphylos uva-ursi





Kinnikinnick





Su, F





Aruncus dioicus





Goat's beard





Sp





Athyrium filix-femina





Lady Fern





Sp





Barbarea orthoceras





American Wintercress





?





Bochnakia rossica





Northern Groundcone





Sp, Su, F





Calamagrostis canadensis





Bluejoint





Sp





Carex lyngbyei





Lyngby's Sedge





Sp





Carex macrochaeta





Long-awned Sedge





Sp





Carex mertensiana





Merten's Sedge





Sp





Conioselinum chinense





Pacific Hemlock-Parsley





Su, F





Deschampsia caespitosa





Hairgrass





Sp





Empetrum nigrum





Crowberry





F





Equisetum arvense





Common Horsetail





Sp, Su





Fragaria chiloensis





Coastal Strawberry





Su, F





Hedysarum alpinum





Alpine Sweet-vetch





Sp, Su, F





Heracleum lanatum





Cowparsnip





Sp, Su, F





Hordeum brachyantherum





Meadow Barley





Sp





Lathyrus maritimus





Beach Pea





Sp





Ligusticum hultenii





Beach Lovage





Su, F





Lysichiton americanum





Skunk Cabbage





Sp





Lupinus nootkatensis





Nootka Lupine





Sp, Su





Opoplanax horridum





Devil's Club





F





Osmorhiza depauperata





Blunt-fruited Sweet Cicely





Sp, Su





Oxytropis campestris





Field Oxytrope





Sp, Su





Plantago maritima





Goose-tongue





Sp





Puccinellia nutkaensis





Pacific Alkaligrass





Sp





Ribes sp.





Currants





F





Rosa nutkana





Nootka Rose





F





Rubus arcitcus





Nagoonberry





F





Rubus parviflorus





Thimbleberry





F





Rubus spectabilis





Salmonberry





F





Sambucus racemosa





Red Elderberry





F





Shepherdia canadensis





Soapberry





F





Stellaria calycantha





Northern Starwort





?





Streptopus amplexifolius





Twisted Stalk





Sp, Su, F





Taraxacum sp.





Dandelion





Sp





Triglochin maritimum





Arrowgrass





Sp





Vaccinium sp.





Blue/Huckleberries





F





Viburnum edule





High-bush Cranberry





F







Did You Know?

Forage fish

Dense schools of forage fish, like herring and sand lance, are an abundant food source for many creatures, from the massive Humpback Whale to the diminutive Marbled Murrelet. Schools of forage fish can be literally miles long and hundreds of feet thick.