Wyoming Wolf Plan Reopened for Public Comment
May 4, 2012
Following the recent approval of four documents that clarify Wyoming's approach to wolf management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has reopened the comment period regarding the proposal to remove the gray wolf population in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
If this proposal is finalized, the gray wolf would be delisted in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the nonessential experimental population designation would be removed and future management for this species would be conducted by the appropriate state, tribal, or federal wildlife managers.
The USFWS reopened the comment period for the proposal to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule in light of these documents. If you submitted comments previously, you do not need to resubmit them because we have already incorporated them into the public record and will be fully consider in the preparation of the final rule. Comments received on or before May 16 will be considered.
The documents and more information can be found at www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/wolf.