Wolf delisting rules are finally published in the Federal Register

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.

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  1. Lynne Stone Avatar
    Lynne Stone

    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. Rusty Williams Avatar
    Rusty Williams

    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. Zen Avatar

    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.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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