Re "The return of the grizzly" (Forum, July 13): This is a crazy recommendation. National parks in California have struggled to manage the black bears for decades, no matter if it is a human failure to control food and garbage in the parks and elsewhere.
To bring in a huge bear that will feast on the black bear and anything smaller than themselves is crazy. California isn't a sparse population as it is in Montana and other Northern regions. Too many people use the remote back country throughout the bear's nature prowling season. If you look at the deer population shrinking because of the protected mountain lion here in California, the population will severely dwindle with the grizzlies released.
Also, they will not just stay within the parks. They'll rove into cattle and horse herds, affecting an already struggling rancher/farmer population. This isn't needed and is a waste of financial resources at al levels. -- Michael Johnson, Paradise