Response to court ruling changing grizzly bear status


September 22, 2018

CHEYENNE - Monday, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and overturned the Service’s action to remove grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the endangered species list. This means grizzly bears in Wyoming are now under federal management.

Questions related to the review of the judge’s decision will be handled by the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office.

Governor Matt Mead issued this response, “I am disappointed with today’s decision. Grizzly bear recovery should be viewed as a conservation success story. Due to Wyoming’s investme...

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