NRDC slams Idaho, Montana wolf plans
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
June 1, 2009
The Billings Gazette includes a guest opinion column by Louisa Willcox of the Northern Rockies Defense Council. In the opinion piece, Willcox outlines the problems her organization sees with wolf management plans adopted in Idaho and Montana, which were approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. NRDC plans to challenge the plans, which provided the basis for wolf delisting in those states, in federal court.
Willcox claims that federal plans for recovery don't provide for enough wolves in the region, taking issue with Idaho's plan for a fall wolf hunting season. In addition, Willcox claims that the "Shoot, shovel and shut up" culture is alive and well.
To read the Willcox opinion, click on the link below.