Though Yellowstone grizzlies delisted, griz of NW Central Montana years away

After 30 years, the grizzlies of the Greater Yellowstone are to be delisted, but there are 5 other populations of grizzlies in the lower 48 states. They are years away from delisting, even the largest, those of the Northern Continental Divide ecosystem (Glacier NP, Bob Marshall Wilderness and surrounding lands).

Grizzlies in northcentral Montana might be years away from delisting. By Karl Puckett. Great Falls Tribune Staff Writer

The populations are the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem

The Cabinet-Yaak

The Selkirk

The North Cascades

The Selway-Bitterroot (no grizzlies at present thanks to Idaho’s then-governor Dirk Kempthorne who stalled a proposed reintroduction. The area could sustain maybe 400 grizzly bears.)

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National Elk Refuge stops feeding elk early

The early spring, which may herald a toasty (meaning burnt) summer, has caused plants to sprout early in Jackson Hole, and the elk, of their own accord, have lost interest in the alfalfa pellets and most have moved off of the National Elk Refuge.

Refuge stops feeding for year. By Corey Hatch. Jackson Holes News and Guide.

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Former no. 2 at Dept. of Interior pleads “guilty” in the continuing Abramoff Scandal

This is from the LA Times. J. Steven Griles, whom Abramoff once called ‘our guy’ in the department, also admitted to lying about a relationship with an Abramoff employee.
By Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer.

As with the Teapot Dome scandal in the Harding Administration, the Dept. of Interior has been a major center of corruption in the Bush Administration. We have called Griles, “ethically challenged” for years now.

Story in the New York Times.