Grizzly bears are a divisive topic in the states surrounding Yellowstone National Park – Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. They are a treasured symbol of the wild or a menace to us all, depending on who you ask.
In late June, it was announced that the grizzly bears living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are no longer threatened. The protections that kept them safe from hunting will be lifted. Is this a great success story of the Endangered Species Act, or a premature decision? Again, that depends on who you ask.