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Rep. Rosendale Releases Statement on Recovering Grizzly Bear Population in Montana

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after the deadline for the 12-month status review of grizzly bear delisting in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) passed.

“The science is clear, grizzly bears are now fully recovered, yet the Biden Administration's burdensome, unnecessary restrictions are baseless and overreaching,” said Rep. Rosendale. “Montanans are tired of witnessing the federal government try to micromanage a field they clearly aren't knowledgeable in. It is time for Washington bureaucrats to give the power back to the people and follow the facts. That is why I introduced legislation to return management to our state so we can protect our communities and put an end to the Left’s unjustified regulations.”

Key Background:

  • On April 28, 2023, Rep. Rosendale’s Comprehensive Grizzly Bear Management Act passed the House Committee on Natural Resources.

  • On May 1, 2023, Rep Rosendale held a roundtable in Choteau to discuss legislation to delist grizzly bears from the ESA and return management to the state of Montana.

  • On November 2, 2023, Rep. Rosendale exposed the dangerous reality of grizzly bears and urged for their removal from the endangered species list at a House Committee on Natural Resources hearing.