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Appeals court upholds congressional rider which delisted wolves

SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today denied a challenge brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and its partners to a congressional budget rider than stripped Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. A three-judge panel rejected the conservation organizations’ argument that the rider is unconstitutional because it violates the separation-of-powers doctrine. Continue reading

Cattlemen sue for review of wolf status

[large thumbnail url=”cattlemen-sue-for-review-of-wolf-status” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”cattlemen-sue-for-review-of-wolf-status” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”18″] The Washington Cattlemen’s Association has filed suit to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if the gray wolf still requires protection as an endangered species.

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Maughan blog: Loss on helicopters in Wilderness

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-loss-on-helicopters-in-wilderness” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-loss-on-helicopters-in-wilderness” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] According to a post on Ralph Maughan’s blog, a judge will allow Idaho Fish and Game to use helicopters to conduct research in the Frank Church Wilderness.

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Charges dropped in illegal wolf shooting

[large thumbnail url=”charges-dropped-in-illegal-wolf-shooting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”charges-dropped-in-illegal-wolf-shooting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] An Idaho man who shot a wolf illegally in June 2008 must pay restitution, but will not face charges.

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Environmental groups sue to protect rare Alaskan wolf

[large thumbnail url=”environmental-groups-sue-to-protect-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”environmental-groups-sue-to-protect-rare-alaskan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”13″] Three groups, including Greenpeace, have filed suit against the US Forest Service to stop a project which would impact over 3,000 acres of land and log over 70 million board feet of timber, as well as introduce miles of new roads into a delicate ecosystem, which is home to some very rare wolves. 

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State of Montana submits argument against wolf protections

[large thumbnail url=”state-of-montana-submits-argument-against-wolf-protections” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”state-of-montana-submits-argument-against-wolf-protections” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”07″]Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks posted an update on their website regarding the filing of their legal arguments against the re-listing of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain.

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Court rules that wolf delisting likely violates the Endangered Species Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2009
Contact:
Suzanne Stone: (208)424-9385, (208)861-4655
Erin McCallum: (202)772-3217; (610)207-5209
Court rules that wolf delisting likely violates the Endangered Species Act
Hunt will continue while court hears lawsuit

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