Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, August 22, 2018

Contacts:  Maggie Caldwell, (415) 217-2084,
Bonnie Rice, (406) 582-8365 x1,
Andrea Santarsiere, (303) 854-7748,
Kati Schmidt, (415) 847-1768,

Aug. 30 Court Hearing in Missoula to Focus on Fate of Yellowstone Grizzlies

MISSOULA, Mont.— A hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in U.S. District Court on a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to strip Endangered Species Act protection from Yellowstone’s famed grizzly bears.

Thursday’s hearing will include arguments from tribal and conservation groups in five consolidated cases challenging the June 2017 removal of protection for grizzly bears. The parties anticipate that a ruling from the bench is likely. A ruling in the plaintiffs’ favor could halt grizzly bear hunts in Idaho and Wyoming set to begin Sept. 1.

What: Hearing on challenge to Yellowstone grizzly bear delisting 

When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30

Where: Russell Smith Courthouse, 201 E. Broadway, Missoula, Mont.

Media Availability: Representatives from tribal and conservation groups will be available before and after the hearing.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.6 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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