Grizzly Bear Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
The EIS process is underway to discuss potential environmental impacts of restoring a self-sustaining grizzly bear population to the US portion of the North Cascades Ecosystem. This is a three year process. For more information on the process visit the project website.
How to Provide Comments
During the scoping period, public open houses will be held on both the east and west sides of the North Cascades Ecosystem to provide an opportunity for the public to share their comments and learn more about grizzly bear restoration. Details regarding the exact times and locations of these meetings will be announced on the project website and through local and regional media. The meetings will also be announced through email notification to individuals and organizations on the initial distribution list. Those wishing to be added to the project information distribution list should send an email request to e-mail us.
If you wish to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, potential alternatives, or on any other issues associated with development of the draft Plan/EIS, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods.
You may comment online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/grizzlydeis, by mail or hand deliver comments to the Superintendent, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Written comments will also be accepted at the public open houses. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or by any method other than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
Public comment period open through October 24, 2019
9.11.19 Public Invited to Meeting on North Cascades Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan
7.25.19 Comment Period Reopened on Draft North Cascades Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
3.13.17 Comment Period Extended on Proposed Alternatives for North Cascades Grizzly Restoration
1.12.17 Public Invited to Open Houses on Proposed Alternatives for Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Ecosystem
Grizzly Bear Newsletter January 2017 - Email for hard copy.
1993 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan - Email for hard copy.
North Cascades Ecosystem Recovery Plan Chapter (1997) - Email for hard copy.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Grizzly Bear Recovery
Last updated: September 11, 2019