Mexican Wolf Review Comment Period Reopened

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period for the Mexican Wolf Blue Range Reintroduction Project 5-Year Review to make certain that interested parties have an additional opportunity for input in this critical public process. The 5-Year Review was conducted by the Mexican Wolf Blue Range Adaptive Management Oversight Committee (AMOC).

Reopening the public comment period for the 5-Year Review will provide further assurance in informing the decision to continue, continue with modification, or terminate the Reintroduction Project. This 5-Year Review should not be confused with status reviews (also called 5-year reviews) conducted under section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act. This 5-year program evaluation of the Reintroduction Project is conducted pursuant to a 1998 section 10(j) final rule.

The 14-day reopened public comment period for the 5-Year Review closes Monday, May 30, 2006. Comments on the 5-Year Review must be received by the closing date to assure consideration.

Written comments may be sent to: Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 or by  facsimile: (505) 346-2542; or email: FW2ESWolf5YReview@fws.gov .

Copies of the 5-year review may be obtained from the Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator at the above address or downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.fws.gov/ifw2es/mexicanwolf/MWNR_FYRD.shtml .