Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting Yellowstone Grizzly
March 4, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to delist the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the federal lists of endangered and threatened wildlife.

The proposed rule comes as the result of extensive state conservation efforts to recover the bear. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead called the proposed ruling a "great success story," while Montana Gov. Steve Bullock described the proposal as "welcome news."

As the Western Governors' resolution Endangered Species Act notes: "States should be full and equal partners in administering and implementing the ESA. Federal agencies should work with states in a meaningful and productive manner on all ESA matters potentially impacting the states."

The American Sheep Industry Association supports the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear.

Reprinted in part from the Western Governors' Association