Wyoming Governor welcomes feds grizzly review

Grizzly review
Grizzly bear trapping in Absaorkas near Dubois, June 2017. Photo by Erin Bormett

Governor Mark Gordon has reacted to the federal government’s notice to review the Endangered Species Act status of Wyoming’s grizzly bear population.

In January 2022, Wyoming petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population.


The Service has now initiated a 12-month status review of the bears.

Governor Gordon said that Wyoming has an established framework to provide adequate protection and management of the bear in the future.

Gordon said that the state remains committed to long term grizzly bear conservation.