Bison eyed for Endangered Species Act protection
June 9, 2022
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 th...