A study on the Yellowstone area’s grizzly bear population shows that the number of bears is steadily increasing and so far the animals have an adequate food supply.
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 Ecosystem Subcommittee submitted the report.
According to a new report released by US Fish and Wildlife Services, Wyoming's wildlife refuges may be providing quite a bit of economic benefit to the state.
The report looked at nearly one hundred refuges across the country, including the Seedskadee and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuges in Wyoming. The report shows that these refuges brought in nearly half a million dollars to the surrounding area in 2011.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft management plan that would allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Lincoln County.
Project leader Tom Koerner says the plan is an important step toward allowing more public access to the refuge.
“This particular action is just specifically for hunting. We do have plans for—we’re completing the Comprehensive Conservation Plan now that will allow all six of the priority public uses to take place on Cokeville.”