The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Rachel Dumke
Deputy Press Secretary, Steve Daines 

Grizzly Bears Retain Status Under Endangered Species Act


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed their 5 year status review of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states and announced that they will recommend the species retains their threatened status under the “Endangered Species Act.” Senator Daines released the following statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement:

“The Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed once again what Montanans know all too well—the grizzly bear is continuing to recover nationwide and has fully recovered in Montana’s two largest ecosystems. Merely recognizing the biologic recov...

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