ODFW now managing wolves statewide after wolf delisting

From the Tillamook Headlight Herald:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally removed most gray wolves in the lower 48 from the Endangered Species List Monday, Jan. 4, which turns management over to state fish and wildlife agencies including Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). In Oregon, wolves west of Highways 395-78-95 had remained on the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) when the area east of this boundary was delisted in 2011.

While U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was the lead agency in the western two thirds of the state, ODFW has always played a significant role in wolf conservation and management statewide since wolves began to re-establish themselves in Oregon in the 2000s.

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