The U.S. plans to propose removing Montana’s grizzlies from endangered species act protection this fall . . .
U.S. officials expect to release a proposal this fall that would remove federal protections for grizzly bears in northwestern Montana, home to the largest grizzly population in the Lower 48.
The plan was released Wednesday as part of the U.S. Interior Department’s regulatory agenda for coming months.
An estimated 1,000 bears occupy at least 22,000 square miles in northwestern Montana centered on Glacier National Park.