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Fight Begins to Maintain Protections for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears (News Release 6/30/17)

6/30/2017
Conservationists Signal Impending Legal Challenge Over Removal of Federal Safeguards

Today, WildEarth Guardians notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service it will sue the agency over its flawed decision to strip grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Endangered Species Act protections. The Service’s decision prematurely removes vital federal safeguards from one of the nation’s most cherished species, undermining grizzly recovery in the contiguous U.S.

Conservationists Condemn Premature Stripping of Protections for Yellowstone’s Grizzlies (Statement 6/22/17)

6/22/2017
Planned Trophy Hunts Would Fundamentally Undermine Grizzly Recovery

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is finalizing its flawed proposal to strip grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Endangered Species Act protections despite overwhelming public and Tribal opposition. The removal of federal safeguards sets the stage for planned trophy hunting seasons in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho in a kill zone outside the boundaries of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Guest opinion: Time isn't right for Yellowstone grizzly delisting

5/30/2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is declaring grizzlies in the Yellowstone region recovered and preparing to strip them of their Endangered Species Act protections, likely in early June.

Decision on grizzlies delayed; 100 killed over 2 years

1/11/2017

BILLINGS — A deluge of opposition from dozens of American Indian tribes, conservation groups and some scientists is tying up a decision on lifting protections for more than 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National park.

Officials had planned to finalize by the end of 2016 a proposal to turn management of grizzlies over to state officials and allow limited hunting.

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Withdraws Controversial Big-game Measure, Citing Sportsmen’s Suit (News Release 12/6/16)

12/06/2016
Montana hunters and anglers commend Forest Service’s responsible management decision

A coalition of Montana sportsmen’s groups commended the Helena-Lewis Clark National Forest’s recent decision to withdraw a controversial forest plan amendment that could have negatively impacted big game habitat, potentially greatly reducing public hunting opportunity. 

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