An environmental group has a plan to re-introduce grizzly bears to more areas of the West, including Colorado.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed its petition Wednesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  According to the agency, an estimated 50,000 grizzlies roamed between the Pacific Ocean and Great Plains during the early 1800s.  It identifies more than 171 square miles as suitable habitat for the bears. .

Those areas include a forested region on the Arizona-New Mexico border, the Grand Canyon, the Sierra Nevadas in California and parts of Utah and Colorado. Wyoming already has grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park. Every once in a while, one will wander down into Colorado.

Should we bring grizzlies into Colorado? I personally think no. They are beautiful creatures, but we already have enough starving bears in Colorado going through our trash. The last thing we need is grizzly bears eating our pets and livestock.  What do you think?  Please answer our poll:

[Center for Biological Diversity]