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Rosendale Applauds Decision to Review Grizzly Bear Delisting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to review the status of the grizzly bear’s listing under the Endangered Species Act.

“Fish and Wildlife Service accepting our petition to delist the Grizzly Bear marks a shift in the way we think and talk about the Endangered Species Act," said Rep. Rosendale. "Rather than continuing to place burdensome, unnecessary restrictions on citizens, businesses, and private property, the Grizzly Bear’s recovery can now be responsibly managed using modern science-based methods. The current subjective bureaucratic mandates do not help the Grizzly Bear and certainly do not help Montana.”

This follows the review three petitions filed to delist the bear, one filed by Governor Greg Gianforte on behalf of the state of Montana. Rep. Rosendale has been a long-time advocate of delisting the grizzly bear – in 2021, he introduced the Science-Based Grizzly Bear Management Act in the House. He also joined Senator Steve Daines on a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Director, requesting that the Biden administration to respond to Governor Greg Gianforte’s petition to delist the species.