FWS Begins Wolf Talks With Wyoming
The Fish and Wildlife Service reversed course and decided to drop its appeal of Judge Alan Johnson's order to reconsider Wyoming's wolf management program. While the outcome of the discussions appears to be a step in the right direction toward coming up with a comprehensive state driven wolf management program. The Great Falls Tribune has a write up on the FWS decision.
"We strongly believe that the recovered Northern Rocky Mountain (population of) gray wolves is most appropriately managed by states and tribes," said Rowan Gould, acting director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. "Rather than lose more time in court with an appeal that won’t help resolve the problem, the service looks forward to working on a plan that can meet the state’s needs."