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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Provide Public Comment in Favor of Delisting Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

RMEF Members,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced that the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is recovered and proposed removing it from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation agrees with this decision and strongly advocates for the state management of all wildlife, including grizzlies.

FWS is now accepting public comment on the delisting.

Please take the time to issue a comment in support of this decision. As you know, grizzlies were also delisted back in 2007 but a lawsuit filed by environmentalists influenced a federal judge to overturn that ruling.

Go here and click on the “Comment Now!” button to issue a comment.

If you live in Wyoming, go here to read the draft Wyoming Grizzly Bear Management Plan, leave a comment about it and to see a list of upcoming scheduled public meetings.

By way of information, FWS also scheduled public meetings for April 11 at the Holiday Inn (1701 Sheridan Ave.) in Cody, Wyoming, and April 12 at the Holiday Inn (5 East Baxter Lane) in Bozeman, Montana.

Thank you for your attention to and support of this important issue.


M. David Allen
RMEF President & CEO

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