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Grizzly Bears, Wildfire Prevention UW Television Program Topics Sunday

June 19, 2013
A grizzly bear on the north flank of Mount Washburn in Yellowstone National Park. A proposal to delist grizzly bears will be among topics discussed on the June 23 edition of the UW television program “Wyoming Signatures.” (WGFD Photo by LuRay Parker)

A proposal to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from federal protection and ways to save cabins or mountain forest homes from wildfire will be discussed on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Producer Steve Costin will talk to firefighters and prevention experts about important measures rural property owners can take to prevent the ravages of wildfires.

Additionally, Tom Ryder, chairman of the Yellowstone Ecosystem Committee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, will talk to host Mary Jung about delisting grizzlies, following decades of successful recovery of the once-threatened species. Ryder also is assistant chief of wildlife at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

“Wyoming Signatures” is produced by UWTV of the University of Wyoming Outreach School. Wyoming PBS can be seen over-the-air and via cable or satellite in communities throughout Wyoming. A complete list of channels can be found at


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