Wyoming Governor Planning Grizzly ‘Summit’ With Other States
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor says he has spoken with governors of neighboring states about the possibility of holding a grizzly summit.
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says he met with the governors of Montana and Idaho to discuss convening a summit to address the growing population of grizzly bears in the northern Rockies.
Gordon says Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana and Gov. Brad Little of Idaho are both open to the idea of a forum to discuss strategies for grizzly management.
Increasing conflicts between bears and humans in recent years have raised questions about the federal government's grizzly management policies and that states are interested in taking a bigger oversight role.
The Greater Yellowstone grizzly population has grown beyond 700.