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From White Mountain Independent:

APACHE COUNTY — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued its first update in 35 years to the recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf.

The Draft Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, first revision, was released to the public June 30. The 42-page plan outlines the current status and background of wolf recovery efforts, as well as providing a detailed recovery strategy. The recovery strategy lists specific goals that must be met before the Mexican gray wolf can be downgraded to threatened status, or delisted. The Draft Recovery Plan is accompanied by a 253-page Draft Biological Report which provides the detailed science on which the recovery plan is based.

 

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From White Mountain Independent:

There was no howling — either for or against the Mexican gray wolf at the Apache County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

The meeting featured a presentation by Paul Greer, of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Greer is the leader of the Interagency Field Team that manages the wolves in Arizona.

Greer gave an overview of his team’s priorities, and their work throughout the year, which varies by season.

Greer said the team’s top priorities are to monitor the wolf population and its expansion, conduct an annual year-end count of the population, and help to mitigate the effects of the wolf’s reintroduction on area residents and ranchers.

 

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