18 Nov 2010, 4:53pm
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Federal judge rules for Wyoming in wolf lawsuit

By Ben Neary, S.L. Tribune, Nov 18, 2010 [here]

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to refuse to turn management of gray wolves over to the state of Wyoming.

Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne on Thursday ordered the federal agency to consider again whether Wyoming’s wolf management plan would be adequate to meet federal recovery goals for wolves.

Environmental groups and others have criticized the Wyoming plan for specifying that wolves would be classified as predators that could be shot on sight in most areas. The Wyoming plan would protect wolves only in the northwestern part of the state.

Concerns over Wyoming’s plan recently prompted a federal judge in Montana to strip Idaho and Montana of their authority to manage their own wolf populations.

19 Nov 2010, 6:13pm
by YPmule

I don’t understand why “environmental groups” want wolves living around people and rural communities. Every scientist I can find says its not good for the wolves to become habituated. Wyoming’s plan conserves wolves in wild places and protects the residents in the non-wild places.



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