FWP solicits public input on its plan for managing wolves

The proposal comes as the federal government weighs a petition to restore federal protections for one of the state’s apex predators


Last updated 10/27/2023 at 12:24pm

by Amanda Eggert

Montana Free Press

Montana has a new draft plan to guide its management of wolves, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced late last week. The proposal has implications for a lawsuit over state lawmakers’ attempts to reduce wolf numbers and a petition seeking the restoration of federal protections based on claims that Montana’s laws and regulations jeopardize the animal’s recovery.

The Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan drafted by FWP would replace the 20-year-old document that’s guided Montana’s approach to managing wolves since Congres...

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