Chelan County Commissioners appear to be getting a lot of local support for their opposition to plans by the Federal government to introduce Grizzly bears into the North Cascades National Park.
The plans being proposed by US Fish and Wildlife and the National Park Service would bring up to 200 bears from Montana and British Columbia into the North Cascades over the next ten years.
Commissioners in Chelan and Okanogan Counties are on the record in opposition to the proposal claiming the bears pose a public safety threat. Commissioner Bob Bugert says comments received at recent public meetings echo those concerns . .
Commissioners are hosting a meeting in Wenatchee this evening starting at 6 pm at the Confluence Technology Center to get more public input. The deadline for submitting comments on the grizzly plan with the US Department of Fish and Wildlife is October 24th