State game agency says grizzlies will find something else to eat even though whitebark pine are mostly dead-
State: Bears doing well. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole Daily.
“Game and Fish officials acknowledged that mountain pine beetle activity continues at relatively high levels and many whitebark pine trees have died. But they said bears usually find alternative foods such as deer and elk meat.”
WY G&F fails to note that grizzly bears in the area are already the most carnivorous in North America. They are right, however, there really are other foods, of course. The local landed noblemen will probably object to grizzlies eating the livestock.