It's almost time: the first grizzly bears have been spotted coming out of hibernation in Yellowstone and the Tetons! Fingers crossed that bears like 399 with her four cubs and Felicia and her two cubs made it safely through the winter and will put in an appearance soon.
After some of the avoidable calamities that happened last year with several bears euthanized (read my article from last November by clicking here), you may ask yourself: are we in a better position this year to avoid needless grizzly deaths? Is it finally illegal to feed wildlife (including bears)? Do locals finally need to store their trash in bearproof containers?
Well, unfortunately, even now that the bears are waking up, the short answer is no. As of today, the needed measures still haven't been approved. But they might be soon. The draft ordinance will likely be voted on by Teton County commissioners on April 12.
How can you help?
You can let the commissioners know how urgent and important this ordinance is by sending them an email or letter, and by signing the petition.
A HUGE thank you to Walt Ackerman, Savannah Rose, ... and everyone involved!