grizzly bears http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Grizzlies in Yellowstone doing well, study finds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grizzlies-yellowstone-doing-well-study-finds <p>A study on the Yellowstone area’s grizzly bear&nbsp;population&nbsp;shows that the&nbsp;number of&nbsp;bears&nbsp;is steadily increasing&nbsp;and&nbsp;so far the animals have an adequate food supply.</p><p></p><p>The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is responsible for coordinating grizzly bear recovery efforts across agencies in the continental U.S. and Canada. The organization’s Yellowstone&nbsp;Ecosystem&nbsp;Subcommittee submitted the report.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:48:56 +0000 Jordan Harper 49952 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grizzlies in Yellowstone doing well, study finds Debate over de-listing Wyoming Grizzly bears continues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/debate-over-de-listing-wyoming-grizzly-bears-continues <p>The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service wants Grizzly Bears taken off the Endangered Species list, but the agency's effort has been blunted by the courts. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on the battle over Wyoming's Grizzlies.&nbsp;</p><p>MATT LASLO: In 1975 government officials worried the west could one day be grizzly-less. Using the Endangered Species Act the government became a great protector of the Bears that play a vital role in the region's ecosystem. But by 2007 the federal government recorded a massive rebound in the population, so they delisted Grizzly Bears.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:23:48 +0000 Matt Laslo 47253 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Debate over de-listing Wyoming Grizzly bears continues Study: Cutthroat decline means grizzlies eat more elk http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-cutthroat-decline-means-grizzlies-eat-more-elk <p></p><p>A new study shows that the decline in native cutthroat trout has had dramatic impacts on the migratory elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Area.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Lead Researcher Arthur Middleton and others were studying the decline of elk herds in the region, and they determined that grizzly bears were playing a greater role in those deaths than they realized.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The illegal introduction of lake trout into Yellowstone Lake has harmed the cutthroat trout population.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:34:20 +0000 Bob Beck 40786 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study: Cutthroat decline means grizzlies eat more elk Lawsuit over Grizzly mauling case will go to trial http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawsuit-over-grizzly-mauling-case-will-go-trial <p>A lawsuit over a fatal bear mauling near<br />Yellowstone National Park is set to go to trial at the end of the<br />year.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Powell Tribune&nbsp; reported Friday that<br />federal Judge Nancy Freudenthal has scheduled the<br />trial to start Dec. 3 in Cheyenne.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erwin Evert of Park Ridge, Ill., was killed by a grizzly bear<br />that had been tranquilized by researchers in Shoshone National<br />Forest.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Evert&#39;s widow, Yolanda Evert, is suing the federal government Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:51:50 +0000 The Associated Press 22886 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawsuit over Grizzly mauling case will go to trial Bear spray is more effective than firearms http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bear-spray-more-effective-firearms <p>A bear expert says a study has found that people using bear spray during grizzly bear encounters are injured<br />far less often than people using firearms.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Calgary&#39;s Steve Herrero says that 98 percent of those who used bear spray<br />walked away unharmed, and no people or bears died.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He says 56 percent of those who used firearms were injured, and<br />61 percent of the bears died.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The firearms study involved 269 incidents with 444 hunters. The Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:47:42 +0000 Associated Press 21619 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bear spray is more effective than firearms