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Maughan blog: Idaho governor reveals details about why the wolf plan stalled

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-idaho-governor-reveals-details-about-why-the-wolf-plan-stalled” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-idaho-governor-reveals-details-about-why-the-wolf-plan-stalled” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] Ken Cole, writing on the well-known Ralph Maughan blog, reveals what “Butch” Otter says about the meeting which led to backroom wolf deal stalling.

Otter once again shows us that the state never intended to manage wolves with an eye toward science. He always intended to manage for the minimum number identified in the legislative plan and that the IDFG plan was meaningless just as we have always maintained.

I haven’t seen the proposed legislation anywhere else except here. It was being passed around via email by those who opposed having any protections for wolves and supported bills like the one introduced by Orin Hatch of Utah which removes all wolves, even Mexican wolves, from the ESA. Groups such as the once moderate Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation were opposed to the Baucus/Tester bill because it provided even a modicum of protection…

Read the entire post on wolves.wordpress.com: Idaho governor says wolf delisting push stalled last Monday on population goal, other details

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