Wolf Management Returns to State | Big Horn Basin Media

Wolf Management Returns to State

Written by on April 26, 2017

Wyoming finally has the authority to manage the wolf population in the state.

Governor Matt Mead announced yesterday the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. entered its final order upholding Wyoming’s wolf management plan, which confirms Wyoming’s management of wolves.

Governor Mead pointed out that Wyoming’s wolf management plan is a result of years of hard work by people across the state who recognize the need to maintain a healthy wolf population.

Wyoming managed wolves from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, a federal District Court judge reinstated federal protections for wolves on the premise that population commitments in Wyoming’s wolf management plan needed to be found in regulation or statute. Wyoming and the federal government appealed that decision and ultimately prevailed in the D.C. Circuit Court.

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