Conservation groups to sue feds over Rocky Mountain wolf plan

From Methow Valley News:

Four conservation and animal protection groups plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) after it denied their petition to protect gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains under the Endangered Species Act.

Wolves in eastern Washington are considered part of the population of northern Rocky Mountain wolves, along with wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon and northern Utah. Wolves in these areas lost federal protections in 2011, and have been managed by the states.


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