Washington ag community shows continued support over cancelling grizzly reintroduction

The ag community continues to show support for scrapping a plan that would have revived the grizzly bear population in rural Washington.

Lawmakers say that the state’s ranchers already have a predatory population to worry about.

“In that part of our state, we already have an apex predator,” U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse said. “As you know, the gray wolf is quite prominent and adding another strain to our communities and the agricultural industry, I did not think was something we should do at this time.”

As we have previously reported cattle groups and the public land council welcomed the news of the cancellation.