JACKSON, WY – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its spring meeting in Jackson, Wyoming on March 29 and 30, 2017 and invites the public to attend.

The meeting will take place at the Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming. The meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. on Wed., March 29, and ends at 5:15 p.m. Proceedings will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Thurs., March 30, and conclude by noon. The public is welcome to attend all sessions and time for public comments is scheduled at the end of each day as per the agenda.

The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes all of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, as well as portions of northwest Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and southwest Montana. The intermountain West has always been home to bears. Even in those times and places where humans worked to eliminate grizzly bears, black bears were generally allowed to exist. Today, grizzly bears with the help of man have made incredible strides towards recovery. This means that as both species of bears go about their routines to survive, an ever expanding human presence means that the opportunity for an encounter with a bear is possible. This closeness to wildness is why many people choose to live, work, and visit the region.

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