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By John Kruse
For The Sentinel 

The Washington Outdoors Report: North Cascades grizzy reintroduction

 

US National Park Service

BEARS HAVE TO GET HERE BY THEMSELVES: An adult grizzly bear. A new ruling says grizzly bears will not be reintroduced into the wilds of Washington state.

John Kruse

For The Sentinel

Back in 2017 the U.S. Department of Interior rolled out a draft Environmental Impact Statement to the public, seeking comment on the idea of physically reintroducing grizzly bears back into remote portions of the North Cascades in Washington State. Several meetings were held from 2017 through 2019 where biologists and other staff members from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service answered questions and allowed attendees to provide written comments for or against the plan.

Grizzly bears did once live in places like the Pasayten Wilderness Area and North Cascades National Park, but according to the National Park Service, no grizzly bears hav...



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