10 Aug '11, 8pm

Wyoming and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reach Agreement on Wolf Plan

Wyoming and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reach Agreement on Wolf Plan

Last week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the State of Wyoming announced that they had reached an agreement over Wyoming’s long-disputed wolf management plan. Such an agreement paves the way for the Fish & Wildlife Service to remove Wyoming’s almost 350 wolves from the endangered species list in the near future. Unfortunately, the feds got very little in the negotiations, and Wyoming walked away with its draconian wolf management plan pretty much intact. To put this agreement in context, you need some background information. The Achilles’ heel of Wyoming’s wolf management plan has been twofold: it has failed to commit to maintaining at least 15 breeding pairs of wolves in Wyoming, and it has designated wolves as predators that can be killed by anyone at any time without a license in about 90% of the state. (In the other 10% of Wyoming, the northwest corner of the sta...

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