6 May 2008, 7:04pm
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Montana FWP To Intervene in Wolf Delisting Lawsuit

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced Thursday that it will intervene in a lawsuit filed this week challenging the federal government’s delisting of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

The agency also plans to oppose a request from 12 conservation groups seeking a preliminary injunction from the federal District Court in Missoula.

The injunction, if approved, would reinstate federal Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves while the court considers the lawsuit.

“FWP supports wolf delisting and we’ll join the legal proceedings to help ensure that wolves in Montana remain under state jurisdiction and continue to be managed under a plan that has won nationwide praise and support,” said Jeff Hagener, director of FWP in Helena. … [more]

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