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Peer Review for the Proposed Rule Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) Population of Grizzly Bears from the ESA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to seek peer review on this proposed delisting rule, the draft Recovery Plan Supplement: Revised Demographic Criteria, and the draft 2016 Conservation Strategy. We are proposing to remove protections of the ESA from the GYE grizzly bear population and turn over management and conservation to an experienced interagency group of natural resource managers under a unified Conservation Strategy. Concurrent with this proposal, we have updated portions of the Demographic Recovery Criteria 1 and 3 for this
population and the Conservation Strategy (i.e., the post-delisting management plan) to reflect the best available science, improve clarity, and provide consistency with other regulatory documents (i.e., National Forest Plans).  READ MORE...


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