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DECADES OF GRIZZLY HISTORY
Wyoming has worked hard over
the years to delist grizzly bears as
threatened under the Endangered
Species Act. The following
timeline charts some of the many
milestones Wyoming has seen in
grizzly bear conservation, as well
as of the court challenges which
continue today.

1975

1982

1983

Grizzly bears listed as threatened
under the Endangered Species Act.

The USFWS issues the original
Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear
Committee was formed to
coordinate on bears in the lower
48 states. Staffed by federal,
state, tribal and local interests, the
committee makes recommendations
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
regarding the listing status of the
bear in the lower 48.

2011

2010

2009

2007

Ninth Circuit Court rules on three
of the four criteria. Whitebark pine
decline must be further considered,
but the court says the regulatory
mechanisms are adequate.

USFWS and the Department of
Justice appeal the relisting to the
Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco,
arguing the judge did not consider
information on the whitebark pine
provided in a USFWS legal briefing,
and should have " deferred to
the opinion of federal experts to
interpret biology. "

Bears are relisted in September and
two criteria are upheld:
*	 The Conservation Strategy and
state plans are inadequate.
*	 The loss of whitebark pine as a
food source was not adequately
considered.

The delisting rule is challenged
with several lawsuits based on
four issues:
*	 The Conservation Strategy is
not enforceable.
*	 Inadequate regulatory
mechanisms.
*	 Impacts of the decline of
whitebark pine were not
sufficiently examined.
*	 Concerns over genetic
connectivity.

2013

2016

2016

The Food Synthesis Report from
the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study
Team demonstrates that whitebark
pine decline had no significant
impact on the grizzly bear
population. That report is delivered
to USFWS.

USFWS moves forward with
proposed delisting rule.

Wyoming Game and Fish updates
its Grizzly Bear Management
Plan and holds multiple public
forums to gather insight into how
Wyomingites want grizzly bear
management to proceed within
the state. The Conservation
Strategy also is updated with
the most recent recovery criteria
and population demographic
information.

24 | December 2020	

2017
USFWS establishes a new
population threshold for 600 bears
and a management objective
of 674. Bears are delisted and
Wyoming assumes management
authority for the second time.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Wyoming Wildlife magazine

Cover
From the director
In this issue
A couple pennies
Mailbag
Opening shot
News
Griz on the Go poster
Ask Game and Fish
Grizzly Glossary
Bruin Challenges
Allure of the grizzly
Grizzly Q&A
Wild Country Dispatch
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Wyoming Wildlife magazine - From the director
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - In this issue
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - A couple pennies
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Mailbag
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Wyoming Wildlife magazine - News
Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Griz on the Go poster
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Wyoming Wildlife magazine - Ask Game and Fish
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