Simpson Reacts to Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly

Posted on 03/14/16 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson offered the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bear is fully recovered and no longer warrants listing under the Endangered Species Act:

“For more than three decades, local, state, and federal partners have worked together to revive the population of the Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bear,” said Simpson. “I am pleased the Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed delisting the bear and returning management to state agencies. Today, the best scientific evidence proves the bear’s habitat and population have fully recovered and no longer warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. While this is a positive development, I will thoroughly review the agency’s full proposal and work with state and local partners to learn more about how the decision will impact Idaho.”