From The Daily Sentinel:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has finalized a rule designating a nonessential, experimental population of gray wolves in Colorado, meaning it will be in place in time to provide the state more flexibility in managing the species as it begins reintroducing them, which it plans to do before year’s end.
The Fish and Wildlife Service said in a news release that the management flexibility that will be provided under the rule “can help to address potential conflicts between wolves and humans, and wolves and domestic animals while contributing to the conservation of the species.”
The wolf is federally listed as endangered in Colorado. The rule will loosen the federal protections provided to the species in the state, including by allowing killing of wolves in situations such as protection of livestock from wolf attacks.