Join us for a “write-in” event in Bozeman at the Story Mansion (811 South Willson) on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm, where the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and the Gallatin Wildlife Association are bringing together people from all walks of life to learn more about this new planning process for wild Yellowstone Bison. We will be writing comments to be submitted to the National Park Service as well. While the deadline for comment is June 15, please stay engaged and informed as the new planning process goes forward. If you care about the future of one of Yellowstone’s most beloved and iconic animals, now is the time to get involved. [Bozeman Daily Chronicle]Tribal nations were ignored in talks of delisting the Yellowstone grizzly bear.
James Walks Along was forced to abandon an address to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the joint federal and state Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) by Brian Nesvik, IGBC Chair and Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) Wildlife Division Chief, at the committee’s spring meeting in Cody, Wyoming. Walks Along emphasized the spiritual significance of the grizzly bear to the Cheyenne. “This Holy Mountain of ours, Bear Butte, is named because of the mightiness of the grizzly. We have a lot of history with this great animal, and many stories. Grizzlies are like humans. We respect them for being like us,” he explained. [Native Sun News, posted at Indianz]Are cows drinking the West dry? It’s time for tough questions: Tom Ribe / Writers On The Range.
Wildlife Services, the animal killing arm of USDA, is part of a one-day, non-lethal predator damage management workshop on Thursday, May 21 in Polson, Montana.
The goal of the workshop is to provide information to the public on the science behind non-lethal predator damage management methods and the practical applications of these methods as a part of a comprehensive damage management plan for protecting livestock and other property. [Char-Koosta News]President Obama: rewild the West.
Buffalo herd managers talk about the resurgence of Buffalo Culture #standingbearstrong pic.twitter.com/0obnzjMHjh— UNLGreatPlains (@UNLGreatPlains) May 15, 2015
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