Although many people may have belived the rules delisting the wolf were already out there for public comment, that was not the case.

The final rule for delisting in the Great Lakes was published today, as was the proposed rule for the Northern Rockies.

Here are the links. You have 60 days to comment. Don’t forget the public hearings.

Great Lakes


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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Wolf delisting rules are finally published in the Federal Register

  1. avatar Lynne Stone says:

    Ralph – A summary of the USFWS delisting proposals and key points to mention in comments will be forthcoming from various wolf conservation groups.

    It’s early in the game and pro-wolf folks might want to bide their time a bit before commenting.

  2. avatar Rusty Williams says:

    Is this removing all areas or only those areas listed? Ralph noted parts of Oregon, Washington and Utah were removed with no documented wolves. The same is true for the Great Lakes Region. For example parts of Illinois , Indiana, and Ohio. The lower section of Michigan also has no documented wolves.

    Yes. It’s true for the Great Lakes too. Ralph M

  3. avatar Zen says:

    I am going to refrain a bit from posting my comment but I will point some people towards that link so that they may comment.


February 2007


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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