WILDLIFE -- Should grizzly bears be relocated to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness?
Idaho ponders the possibility.
There are an estimated 700 grizzly bears roaming the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and next year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will again propose removing federal protections for those bears and transferring management authority to the state. The move will again meet resistance. On the other hand, the federal agency has been petitioned to reintroduce bears in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Central Idaho, a move the state wildlife agency has said it will resist.