The U.S. Fish and Widlilfe Service, under pressure by the State of Louisiana, is trying to remove our Louisiana black bear from the federal Endangered Species list, despite not meeting the recovery goals that were established when the bear was listed as threatened in 1992.
The Black Bear Conservation Coalition (BBCC), Atchafalaya Basinkeeper (ABK), Delta Chapter Sierra Club, Gulf Restoration Network, and other groups are opposing the delisting. Click Here to see ABK’s comments. Click Here to see the BBCC’s comments. To send your own comments and read other comments, please see below (Please feel free to borrow anything from ABK’s comments to write your own).
To send comments electronically, go to: www.regulations.gov
In the Search box, enter the docket number: FWS-R4-ES-2015-0014
You may submit a comment by clicking on “Comment Now.”
To mail comments by U.S. Mail, the address is:
Public Comments Processing
Attn: Docket Number, FWS-R4-ES-2015-0014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Headquarters, ABHC-PPM
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Thank you for your help on this very important issue!
Dean A. Wilson