Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan / Environmental Impact Statement, North Cascades Ecosystem

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sought public input on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluated options for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem in Washington, where the animals once roamed.

Comments were submitted via the link below or
hardcopy comments were sent via mail to:

North Cascades National Park Service Complex
810 State Route 20
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Download the draft EIS at the link below for more details.

(The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service separately invited public comment on a proposed rule under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act that would provide local communities more flexibility to manage the grizzly bear population with additional wildlife management tools. Comments on that proposed rule were submitted separately from September 29, 2023 through November 13, 2023. The proposed rule is available on regulations.gov as Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2023-0074).
Comment Period: Closed        Sep 28, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023
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