Should Gray Wolves Stay Protected By The Federal Government?They are Minnesota's iconic image of wilderness, as well as a successful restoration story. Now, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service says gray wolves should be removed from the Endangered Species Act.
Hungry Wolves May Get New Home At Isle Royale National ParkA U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd.
US Plans To Lift Protections For Gray Wolves In The Lower 48U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move certain to re-ignite the legal battle over a predator that's rebounding in some regions and running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers, an official told The Associated Press.
Environmental Group Sues To Maintain Federal Gray Wolf ProtectionsAn environmental group has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protections for gray wolves and force the agency to develop a national recovery plan for the species.
Wolf Dies After Capture For Isle Royale RelocationOfficials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died.
2 Gray Wolves Moved From Minn. To Isle Royale National ParkOfficials have relocated two gray wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multi-year effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain.
Court Keeps Great Lakes Wolves On Endangered Species List A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list.
Gray Wolves May Be In Crosshairs AgainGray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could again find themselves in hunters' crosshairs.
Couple Has Close Encounter With Wolf In Central Minn.A St. Cloud couple had a rare up-close encounter with a wolf. It happened on Sunday morning when Tyler Netter and his wife were driving through the town of Rice, near Highway 10.
Klobuchar Pushes For Bill To Lift Protections For WolvesSenators from three states have introduced legislation to lift federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and return responsibility for managing those populations to the states.
Biologists Call For Continued Protection Of Great Lakes Wolves A group of scientists is taking issue with colleagues who want the federal government to remove gray wolves in the Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.
Federal Officials Reject Wolf Petition From AdvocatesFederal wildlife officials have rejected a petition from advocates who sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the U.S. Gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 are classified as endangered, which is more protective than a threatened designation.
USDA, Minnesota Agree To Provide $220K For Wolf ControlThe U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota have agreed on a plan to provide $220,000 to control gray wolves that prey on livestock. The announcement came Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. The Minnesota Democrat calls it welcome news for farmers and ranchers who haven't been allowed to shoot or trap wolves that threaten their livestock since a federal judge in December put wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan back on the endangered list.
Scientists: 2 Mainland Wolves Made Jaunt To Isle Royale ParkTwo gray wolves recently traversed the frozen Lake Superior surface from Canada to Isle Royale National Park, scientists said Tuesday, but the animals stayed only five days — dashing hopes that ice bridges would induce migrants from the mainland to replenish the island's lagging wolf population.
2 states, US Appealing Judge's Ruling On Great Lakes WolvesMichigan is joining the federal government in appealing a decision that restores legal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.