While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing federal protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and conservation groups have sued to prevent hunting animals like grizzlies in Grand Teton National Park if they are delisted, scientists continue to conduct research required by the Endangered Species Act.
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Court Rules Fish And Wildlife Service Erred By Finding Wolverines Didn't Need Endangered Species Act Protection
A federal judge has determined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred by not fully considering climate-change impacts and genetic isolation when it decided wolverines did not need Endangered Species Act protection.
At Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, the Teton Park Road, between the Taggart Lake Parking Area and Signal Mountain Lodge, has been plowed and is open to non-motorized recreational uses such as walking, biking, and rollerblading
Did National Park Service Overlook Court Rulings In Abdicating Wildlife Management Responsibilities At Grand Teton?
A National Park Service decision that gave Wyoming officials control over wildlife management on private and state lands within Grand Teton National Park seems to have sidestepped historic negotiations that led to today's Grand Teton National Park, as well as longstanding court rulings that have upheld the Park Service's authority to manage all wildlife within the park, even on non-federal lands.exhibit_a_-_2014-11-11_tammy_whittington_letter_to_wgfd.pdf exhibit_c_-_1950-10-04_secretary_chapman_letter_to_lester_bagley.pdf
In November 2014, in a stunning out-of-the-blue reversal of decades of settled policy, the National Park Service ceded to Wyoming authority over wildlife on approximately 2300 acres of state- and privately-owned "inholdings" within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.
Concerned that the proposed delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could soon be followed by a grizzly pelt being hauled out of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, two conservation groups have sued the National Park Service in a bid to force the agency to take back its authority to manage wildlife on all lands within the park's boundaries.
While pronghorn antelope are known to follow the longest migration corridor for large mammals in North America, wildlife biologists recently discovered a mule deer migration route that spans two states and crosses Grand Teton National Park.
True, it's just the first week of March, but it's not too early to consider signing up for a paddle or float trip with National Parks Traveler in the park system this summer.
UPDATED: USFWS Proposes To Remove Yellowstone, Grand Teton Grizzly Bears From Endangered Species Act Protection
Stating that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has recovered to the point of sustainability, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
A sizable grant from Tauck, a tour company that brings visitors to national parks throughout the United States, will help preserve historic buildings and landscapes at Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, according to officials.