Interior Removes Gray Wolf from Endangered Species List

States and tribes now in charge of wolf management.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials gave the announcement that the gray wolf has been delisted as an endangered species at a national wildlife refuge off the Minnesota River. Calling the recovery of the gray wolf “a milestone of success”, the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt declared that it was time for the federal government to “move on” from gray wolves to protect other more fragile species.

The statement said that FWS “based its final determination solely on the best scientific and commercial data available, a thorough analysis of threats and how they have been alleviated and the ongoing commitment and proven track record of states and tribes to continue managing for healthy wolf populations once delisted.” They also stated the population is now “more than 6,000 wolves, greatly exceeding the combined recovery goals for the Northern Rocky Mountains and Western Great Lakes populations.”

Farmers and hunters are glad for more control to be dispersed to local peoples and bodies of government.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration as they work to balance important issues for the American people.
  • For the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they preserve the natural resources of the nation.
  • That the integration of the needs of the citizens and the needs of creation would continue to be a priority for the administration.

Sources: AP,


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