It appears the Great Lakes area may see wolves removed from the endangered species list in 2011. Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Upper Peninsula of Michigan have nearly 4000 wolves and Minnesota has recently been pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take action to reduce the wolf population.
According to the Duluth News Tribune , 2011 may see wolves delisted in the Great Lakes region.
U.S. Interior Department officials have pledged to members of Congress that the eastern timber wolf will be removed from the endangered species list sometime in 2011, though the move would still face legal scrutiny. The pledge went to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday after she and other members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation had been pressuring the Interior Department to take action.