Politics, science collide as feds map gray wolf’s future

From Politico:

The Fish and Wildlife Service’s scientific assessments of the gray wolf should take into account the tricky science of politics, some wolf experts believe.

Diane Boyd, a prominent researcher who peer-reviewed the agency’s most recently released study of how Western wolves are faring, pinpointed what she called a major shortcoming.

“My concern is that not enough emphasis was put on discussing the states’ plans,” Boyd said in an interview. “I just wish that in that assessment, they would have discussed that more thoroughly and perhaps even put it in their findings.”


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