In honor of the recent decision (last week) by Judge Molloy of Montana to continue to have the grizzly bears listed under the Endangered Species Act (in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem), here’s a grizzly bear photo, from my recent trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. In September the Court ruling was for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to relist the bears, but the F&WS requested the judge to reconsider. He reconsidered, and turned down their appeal, so the bears remain, for now, on the ESA. I’ll write a lengthy post about it later; for now I’m going to bed.
I think September was a good month for the bears – the same day Molloy handed down his ruling in Montana, I took this picture in Katmai National Park and Preserve! I got lucky a few mornings with some nice light, which was a treat, and some nice bears, which made it even better. I can’t wait to go back next year for the grizzly bear photo tour.
Happy Thanksgiving, America.