Gillette, Wy – The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission was set to discuss removing the grizzly bear from the endangered species list today (Monday) at its meeting in Gillette. But the federal government still hasn't released the proposal to delist the grizzly. John Emmerich is the Assistant Wildlife Division Chief for Wyoming the Game and Fish Department. He says they are anxiously awaiting action from Washington.
Emmerich says everyone involved in the process is frustrated with the delays. The draft rule is a document outlining how delisting will proceed. That includes the plans for how Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho will manage the bears. Unlike the situation with wolves, the US Fish and Wildlife Service accepted Wyoming's plan for grizzlies.