Since Judge Donald Molloy ruled earlier this year that wolves in Montana and Idaho would be back under Endangered Species Act protections, legislation and litigation have followed.
Last week Montana Senators Baucus and Tester introduced legislation that would remove gray wolves from the list of threatened or and endangered species and place wolves in the two states back under the control of a state management plan approved by the Secretary of Interior.
CLICK HERE to read the “Restoring State Wildlife Management Act of 2010.”
Meanwhile, Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, announced that he will host three public discussions on the impacts of relisting gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act and the need for a legislative solution moving forward.
The panel discussions are scheduled to take place October 5, in Dillon and Hamilton, and October 6, in Kalispell. The panels, hosted by Rehberg, will take questions and discuss the best path forward. The public and the media are invited – and encouraged to attend.
More information on the public discussions can be FOUND HERE.
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