HOT OFF THE PRESS
Grizzly bears and their management get a lot of media attention. The number of articles written and in circulation are legion. Most are a simple and uncritical recitation of "the facts," mostly as delivered to hurried and undiscerning journalists by government spokespeople intent on advancing a political agenda. But not all articles qualify for the junk-pile of journalistic history. Several outlets employ motivated journalists who have been given (or taken) the time to write truly informative and useful articles. In this section you will find links to some of these more worthwhile journalistic efforts along with some of the more pedestrian sort. Much more could be said about the state of journalism in our modern society, but thankfully intelligent journalists produce quality journalism in a few remaining nooks and crannies.
For those of you with a Frequently Asked Questions, the link at right takes you to some of the more relevant answers.
I will be updating this section as more useful articles become available. Enjoy!
Groups File Lawsuits Against Federal Government’s Decision to Delist Yellowstone Grizzlies:
06/27/2017 - The Washington Post - Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose protections after 42 years on endangered species list
06/22/2017 - The New York Times - Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection
States Respond to Delisting with Calls for More Aggressive Management, Gutting the ESA:
07/05/2017 - AgriPulse - Western Governors seek bigger role for states in ESA listings
06/26/2017 - Cody Enterprise - Grizzly bears delisted after 42 years of protection
Tribes Take on the Federal Government Over Grizzly Bear Delisting:
07/05/2017 - Rapid City Journal - Tribal leaders declare unity in opposition to removal of Yellowstone grizzly from protected status
06/26/2017 - CounterPunch - Out of the Shadow of Custer: Zinke Proves He’s No “Champion” of Indian Country With his Grizzly Lies
06/20/2017 - High Country News - Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Check out the Video on this one on 7.4.2017 Rapid City Treaty Event:
07/04/2017 - KEVN Black Hills - First Nations from U.S. and Canada gather to sign several treaties
The Tragic and Unnecessary Death of Yellowstone Grizzly Icon, Scarface, a Harbinger for Other Roadside Bears:
06/29/2017 - Casper Star Tribune - Famous Yellowstone grizzly Scarface was shot at close range by elk hunter, documents show
06/22/2017 - Yellowstone Insider - New Details Regarding Scarface Death Released in FOIA Request
Good Feature Pieces with Informative Background on Delisting:
05/01/2017 - Men's Journal - The Grizzly Man’s Last Stand
05/16/2016 - High Country News - As delisting looms, grizzly advocates prepare for a final face-off
Interesting opinion pieces
07/02/2017 - The Cap Times - Patricia Randolph's Madravenspeak: Save Yellowstone's grizzly bears!
07/01/2017 - Canton Daily Ledger - Spoon River Sportsman: Grizzly and fox
Other Relevant Articles
06/29/2017 - League of Conservation Voters - New League of Conservation Voters poll says people are paying close attention to Trump’s assault on climate and environment: majority less favorable towards members of Congress who support administration’s dangerous agenda