Sierra Club

Wyoming’s plan to increase grizzly hunt quotas disputed

(Photo by Bob Drieslein)HELENA, Mont. — Conservation groups alleged earlier this week that Wyoming used part of Montana’s grizzly bear hunting quota to increase its own allocation for a proposed hunt this year, even though Montana wildlife regulators voted not to give away any part of its quota. Wyoming’s proposal for its first grizzly hunt in decades sets a quota…

Groups want protections restored for Louisiana black bear

NEW ORLEANS — Environmental groups say they plan legal action to force federal officials to return the Louisiana black bear back to a list of threatened species. Officials announced removal of the bear from the list in March 2016 – a move opposed by some conservationists. The Washington-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released copies of its letter to the…