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Bison eyed for Endangered Species Act protection

CASPER — Another iconic Yellowstone species is being considered again for Endangered Species Act protections.

Threats to the park’s plains bison — including loss of habitat and migration routes as well as the spread of disease — are concerning enough that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct a year-long review of the subpopulation’s conservation status, the agency announced Friday.

The decision, which was be published in the Federal Register on Monday, comes after a federal judge ruled in January that Fish and Wildlife Service failed to justify its 2019 determination that Yellowston...