[large thumbnail url=”gray-wolf-bill-angers-wildlife-advocates” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”gray-wolf-bill-angers-wildlife-advocates” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”15″] The Utah Wildlife Board has taken a stand supporting federal legislation that would take the gray wolf population off the endangered species list, a move that angers some wildlife advocates.
On Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to support both a U.S. House and Senate version of legislation that reverses a recent federal court decision ordering protection for the gray wolf, an animal with few confirmed sightings in the Utah wilds since 2002.
Part of the debate over how to manage the wolves is connected to state legislation passed in the 2010 session and sponsored by Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden.
The Wildlife Board believes if federal lawmakers de-list wolves from the Endangered Species Act, Christensen’s legislation will kick into gear a 2005 state management plan that has been dormant since it was written. The plan, partially supervised by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, would allow a limited population growth for the wolves…
Read the entire article on standard.net: Gray wolf bill angers wildlife advocates