The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host several open houses in March to provide information about the potential for restoring grizzly bears in the North Cascades. The meetings are part of the Grizzly Bear Restoration Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The purpose of the EIS is to determine whether the agencies will take an active role in restoring the grizzly bear to the North Cascades ecosystem.
The first meeting is on March 3 at the Winthrop Barn from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Other meetings in the region are on March 4 at the Okanogan County PUD meeting room in Okanogan from 5 – 7:30 p.m., and on March 5 at the Chelan County PUD auditorium in Wenatchee from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
The public is invited to submit written comments at parkplanning.nps.gov/NCEG through March 26, or by regular mail at Superintendent’s Office, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
For more information, call (360) 854-7302.