U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines today hailed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) announcement concerning the recovery of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear:
“It’s great news that the Fish and Wildlife Service is taking the important step forward in working to delist the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear after their population has significantly rebounded. I hope this announcement helps clear the way for responsible management of the species and more responsible management of our natural resources, including our National Forests. I will continue to encourage the Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider the listing of the other populations of grizzly bears across our state.”
Yesterday, Daines spoke with USFWS Director Dan Ashe about their plan to delist the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear and encouraged him to consider other populations of grizzly bears in Montana.
According to the USFWS, the Yellowstone grizzly bear population has rebounded from as few as 136 bears in 1975 to an estimated 700 or more today.