The grizzly bear roams just a small fraction of its historic range here in the Lower 48 states.
But talk of expanding that fraction could draw some sharp reactions. Already has, in fact.
The Center for Biological Diversity recently proposed expanding the grizzly's range to areas including parts of California (the Sierra) and Oregon (somewhere in the Klamath-Siskiyou region).
And people who like the idea of a healthy grizzly population were forced to confront their feelings about having that population nearby.
CBD's Endangered Species Director, Noah Greenwald, joins us to expand the discussion.