The Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Wyoming is now open again after being closed for nearly two years.
The Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners received approval to sell the land and continue to manage it.
A spokeswoman for the refuge says the refuge was closed in May 2018 due to threats to endangered species and water quality, but was reopened in early 2019.
It has been a long road to recovery, with the refuge going from being home to the largest concentration of grizzly bears in the world, to having just one male grizzly bear.
“The Wildlife Refuge has become the refuge for a community that has been on the front lines of the global fight against climate change and a community whose leaders have worked tirelessly to protect and protect the habitat for all wildlife and to protect the people and the environment,” said Sarah Cottrell, the president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Wyoming Wildlife Refuge owner and developer Chris Ritchie says he is pleased with the outcome.
We are extremely happy and grateful for the community’s support and support and that the public’s interest in this land was met,” he said.
The Wildlife Conservation Service said it has received nearly $300,000 in funding to manage the refuge since the last sale in September 2018.
Last year, a coalition of tribal nations sent the United States Department of Agriculture a letter urging the agency to open the refuge.
The tribes were concerned about the impact of climate change on the fragile ecosystems that make up the refuge and threatened by climate change.
The U.S. Forest Service received a letter from the tribes in June.
In September 2018, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended the agency open the Wildlife Refuge.