OKANOGAN —Federal agencies will hold a public meeting on plans for possible grizzly bear restoration in the North Cascades.

The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, 175 Rodeo Trail Road, Okanogan.

The North Cascades National Park and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are in the draft environmental analysis portion of the plan and hasn’t made a decision whether it will pursue grizzly bear restoration.

The public comment period will start at 5:30 p.m. and people will be given two minutes to speak through a lottery system.

The draft environmental analysis is open for written public comment to be submitted through Oct. 24 at http://wwrld.us/2lMP4ZP.

Correction: The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are the lead agencies on the possible grizzly bear restoration. 

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