January 20, 2018

Possible Effects of Court Decision on Wolves, on Grizzly Bear Recovery in the Conterminous United States

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are seeking public comment on a recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, Humane Society of the United States, et al. v. Zinke et al., 865 F.3d 585 (D.C. Cir. 2017), that may impact our June 30, 2017, final rule delisting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear Distinct Population Segment (DPS). In Humane Society of the United States, et al. v. Zinke et al., the court opined that the Service had not evaluated the status of the remainder of the listed entity of wolves in light of the Western Great Lakes (WGL) wolf DPS delisting action and what the effect of lost historical range may have on the status of the WGL wolf DPS. We also describe in this notice our strategy to recover grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) in the lower 48 States of the United States and provide a brief recovery update for each ecosystem.<<<Read More>>>

  • RattlerRider

    Plenty of habitat aye? Do grizzly bears eat habitat? Can I get a habitat tag? What if other animals that sustain the grizzly bear population aren’t in that habitat anymore, or darned few of them? Is the private land habitat too? Because the grizzly’s are going to be visiting private lands because public lands habitat is a lonely place right now as the wolves removed the abundant elk and left, the wolverine left too.. They always say plenty of habitat… Really?

    habitat (n.)
    “area or region where a plant or animal naturally grows or lives,” 1762, originally a technical term in Latin texts on English flora and fauna, literally “it inhabits,” third person singular present indicative of habitare “to live, inhabit, dwell,” frequentative of habere “to have, to hold, possess” (from PIE root *ghabh- “to give or receive”). This was the Modern Latin word that began the part of the scientific description of a plant or animal species that told its locality. General sense of “dwelling place” is first attested 1854.
    habitable; habitant; habitat; habitation …

    I had me some habitat steaks just the other day…

  • RattlerRider

    Of course considering that the U.S. Gooberment defines citizens as anything but man or woman in legal terminologies perhaps the abundant meats out here in this habitat definition includes men and women and their domestic animals as plenty of meat for grizzlies and wolves… Slaves are just meat..