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Date:12/12/2008

including human habitation, roads, irrigation canals, power lines, campgrounds, landfills, oil and gas development, and human-induced fires. Scientists developed seven models that explored how humans influence wildlife populations via changes in habitat or predator abundance. Managers can use these models to help plan land-use actions, develop restoration scenarios and identify conservation areas. To view the map, visit http://fresc.usgs.gov/products/fs/fs-127-03.pdf. For more information, contact Matthias Leu at 208-426-2598 or mleu@usgs.gov.

How Many Grizzlies in Glacier National Park?
USGS scientists estimate that 241 grizzly bears live in and around Glacier National Park in Montana that's 30 grizzlies for every 386 square miles. This study presents the first rigorous estimate of grizzly bear population density and distribution for this area. The results of this study were published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management and can be found on the journal Web site at http://www.wildlifejournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.2193%2F2008-007. To find out more about the project, visit http://nrmsc.usgs.gov/research/NCDEbeardna.htm or contact Katherine Kendall at 406-888-7994 or kkendall@usgs.gov.


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Watch a Glacier Surge into a River in Near Real Time
Want to see what happens when a glacier meets a river? New cameras installed near the end of the surging Tweedsmuir Glacier in British Columbia, Canada, will give you play-by-play shots of the action as it happens. The near real-time cameras were installed to monitor
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