The grizzly bear is one of North America’s few remaining large predators. With a diminished range, grizzlies are again spreading across the West. But in the valleys where once they were king, grizzlies are finding the landscape they’d known for eons utterly changed by this millennia’s most dominant animal: humans.
In wondrous detail, writer, rancher, and conservationist Bryce Andrews tells us the fascinating story of one such grizzly in his book, Down from the Mountain. Following a mother grizzly as she raises her cubs, Andrews relays the natural and very-human dangers she faces in the foothills of the new American West.
Bryce Andrews is a writer and rancher living in Montana. His 2014 debut, Badluck Way, received a number of accolades, including the the Barnes & Nobel Discover Great New Writers Award and the 2014 Reading the West Book Award for nonfiction. He also stopped by our program to talk about the book, back in 2014.