Wyoming wolf plan reopened for public comment; deadline May 16
Following the recent approval of four documents that clarify Wyoming’s approach to wolf management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has reopened the comment period regarding the proposal to remove the gray wolf population in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
If this proposal is finalized, the gray wolf would be delisted in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the nonessential experimental population designation would be removed and future management for this species would be conducted by the appropriate state, tribal, or federal wildlife managers.
The USFWS reopened the comment period for the proposal to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule in light of these documents. Previously submitted comments do not need to be resubmitted as they have already been incorporated into public record and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. Comments received on or before May 16 will be considered.
The documents and more information can be found at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/wolf.
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