The Interior Department is proposing removal of the greater Yellowstone population of grizzly bears from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. The delisting proposal was published in the Nov. 17 Federal Register.

“Thanks to the work of many partners, more than 600 grizzlies now inhabit the Yellowstone ecosystem and the population is no longer threatened,” says Secretary Gale Norton. For more info, go to www.mountain-prairie.fws.gov.