Mike Garrity

Mike Garrity

When U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen issued the order that reversed the Trump administration’s decision to take Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bears off the threatened species list he did so for the best of reasons: Isolated populations of people or animals suffer from inbreeding, inbred populations don’t survive, and the isolated grizzly populations in the Northern Rockies lack the connected habitat to avoid inbreeding.

When Europeans first arrived there were over 50,000 grizzly bears in the West.

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