Governor Gordon Backs Approval of Tri-State Memorandum of Agreement for Grizzly Bear Management
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon has issued a statement of support for today’s action by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, which approved a revised tri-state Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding the management and allocation of discretionary mortality of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The approval, which awaits approval from Idaho and Montana, is the first step in the process to address the court’s concerns to delist grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Governor’s statement follows:
Today’s action by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is a crucial step in Wyoming’s efforts to regain management of grizzly bears. The updated Memorandum of Agreement between Idaho and Montana continues a long tradition of working together with our sister states. This approval reaffirms Wyoming’s vow and commitment to long-term grizzly bear conservation and underscores the fact that wildlife management is best placed in the hands of states, not the federal government.