Recovery and the high rates of human-caused mortality among grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem are the topics of the second seminar of the University of Wyoming’s Harlow Summer Seminars program, which will be taking place on July 8 in Jackson.

David Finnoff, a professor in the UW Department of Economics, will discuss “Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Recovery and Managing Mortality” at 6:30 p.m. at UW’s Teton County Extension office.

Finnoff will be presenting the findings from his bioeconomic model to evaluate the recovery of grizzly bears and consider the potential for a switch from reactive management under federal protections to active management under federal and state agencies.

There has been an increase in the number of grizzly bear-human conflicts, which include livestock depredation, property damage, and human injuries. As a result of these events, grizzly bears incur high rates of human-caused mortality even while being federally protected.

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