Bill to strip wildlife agency of authority over winter feedground closure advances with agriculture support, criticism from conservationists.
Scientists estimate the Yellowstone Ecosystem population was 727 grizzly bears in 2020 in the 19,270-square-mile monitoring area in and around Yellowstone National Park, down 10 bears from the year before.
Measure would hand power to governor and require livestock board input. Sierra Club calls the bill “a pretty terrible idea.”
Wildlife agency rewrites 10-year-old document to better address conflicts with an increasing number of wind and solar projects.
Researchers hunt for clues as western bumble bee populations plummet and face possible federal protection.