Push In Progress To Let Great Lakes States Manage Wolves AgainA Minnesota congressman says a push is underway to include language in a catchall spending bill to return responsibility for managing wolf populations in the western Great Lakes region to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Courts have overturned federal efforts to remove the region's wolves from the endangered list. The legislation would bypass the courts.
Feds Consider Adding Blanding's Turtle To Endangered ListThe federal government is considering adding the Blanding's turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.
Bill Would Remove Federal Protections For Wolves In 4 StatesSeveral members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation soon to take wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the endangered list.
Meeting On Wolf Recovery Set For Grand RapidsThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts a public meeting in northern Minnesota on Tuesday night on its latest proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Gray Wolves Go Back To State ControlThe Obama administration on Wednesday announced it is lifting endangered species act protections for 5,500 gray wolves in eight states in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes.
Klobuchar Wants Gray Wolves Off Endangered ListU.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants the federal government to speed up the removal of gray wolves in Minnesota from the endangered list.