Yellowstone’s wolves and grizzlies are doing well after decades of diligent and thoughtful work, according to Caroline Byrd, Executive Director of Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
Now it’s time to make your voice heard about plans Montana’s wildlife agency — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) — is making for these iconic animals. Please take a few minutes to tell the state that:
- Wildlife commissioners need to stick with their decision not to increase wolf hunting quotas along Yellowstone’s northern boundary. (You can read the proposal here.)
- Montana shouldn’t be rushing ahead with making rules for grizzly bear hunting. Bears aren’t even close to being delisted. And FWP is ignoring how important bears are to the economies of the towns around Yellowstone. (Click here to see the proposed regulations.)
- Montana should not be deliberately planning for a downward spiral in grizzly bear numbers. The state’s current plans for grizzly management — assuming bears are delisted — paints a disturbing picture: Grizzly bear numbers are heading downwards, leading to the failure of the 40-year recovery. Why would we allow Montana or the other states to manage for a downward spiral of bear numbers? (Click here to see this proposal.)
With your help we can keep Yellowstone’s wolves and grizzlies around for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
Please click here to send your comment by June 18.