In this module you have thought about populations, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystems, biomes, the importance of factual evidence, as well as climate change. You also approached viruses from the viewpoint of a nonliving to living interaction. In this final assignment, you will think like an informed citizen. The reintroduction of wolves has been a hot topic in mountain communities, but in your activity you will think about reintroduction of grizzly bears. It is a topic that has been discussed by national park rangers, citizens, wildlife groups, and even tourists. However, you should write your essay from the position of an informed citizen. Feel free to perform more research, as well as use the material provided to write your essay. The questions at the end of the reading passage will help you shape your essay. Welcome to the real world because, as a citizen, you will help make these decisions. It is up to you to make good ones.
You should spend approximately 2.5 hours on this assignment.
- Read the case information.
- Using the questions at the end of the information as a guide, write an essay (300-500 words) on why or why not grizzly bears should be reintroduced to the Bitterroot ecosystem.
- Submit your essay to the Module 5 Assignment: Should Grizzly Bears Be Reintroduced Into the Bitterroot Ecosystem?
See the Course Schedule and Course Rubrics sections in the Syllabus module for due dates and grading information.