• Brown bears gathering to feast on sockeye salmon.

    Bears

Habitat Restoration Ensures Bears Have Space to Survive

Bear at sunset

Coastal brown bear at sunset

NPS/G. Martinez

Bears, like all animals, require adequate habitat for food, water, shelter, and a place to rear their young. National parks may serve as core areas of habitat for bears, but in many cases may not be large enough to meet all of a bear's needs. The National Park Service is improving habitat in parks and working with neighbors to ensure bears have access to the habitat they need to survive.