Grizzly Bear Meeting Pt 2

Grizzly Bear Meeting Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I'm Bob Larson. The introduction of grizzly bears into the North Cascades is the topic of a public meeting in Okanogan on October 7th and if you want the Department of Interior to know where you stand on the matter, this may be your only chance.

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse says these are people he represents and, in his opinion, ...

NEWHOUSE ... "I think that it would be a mistake to introduce grizzlies in populated areas that could impact communities, could impact the livestock industry, the tourist industry, there's just a lot of things about an apex predator being introduced into areas like we have in North Central Washington."

But, Newhouse says it's not about what he thinks ...

NEWHOUSE ... "Regardless of my opinion, it's the opinion of people that live in North Central Washington that I'm interested in and I want the Department to hear and so on October 7th, it will be at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex at 5 o'clock. I'm encouraging as many people as possible to come and make their voices heard."

So, is the Department of Interior just looking for a reason to scrap this plan?

NEWHOUSE ... "I can't predict what the agency is going to do, but I think it's just tremendously important that people make their wishes known so it's very clear to the agency what they should do, that that decision that is made is made with the clarity of the wishes of the people of North Central Washington. So, I'll just say that about why it's so important for people to turn out."

The meeting is October 7th at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds, at 5:00 o'clock.

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