A grizzly bear with two of her cubs in the forest at Yellowstone National Park. TopStep2005 / iStock / Getty Images Plus
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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is in the process of considering plans for the restoration of grizzly bear populations to the Bitterroot ecosystem — which covers the western part of Montana and Central Idaho — where they have not been spotted regularly for decades.
Meanwhile, Idaho’s governor and congress continue their attempts to remove the grizzlies’ protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), reported the Idaho Statesman.
“The Bitterroot ecosystem is one of the six identified grizzly bear recovery zones…