Wyoming Commission Seeks Quick Delisting of Grizzly Bear
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Park County Commission in northern Wyoming has passed a resolution urging the federal government to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear as soon as possible.
The resolution approved unanimously last week urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to "move forward with all due haste" in removing Greater Yellowstone Area grizzlies from the list of "threatened" species. There are an estimated 750 grizzly bears in the region.
Commission Chairman Joe Tilden says in his opinion people are rapidly losing their tolerance for grizzly bears. The Powell Tribune reports that the commissioners offered anecdotal accounts that there are more grizzly bears than ever around their county.