U.S. Wildlife Managers To Update Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Rule

KNAU Arizona Public Radio (Original) Posted April 15, 2020 by the Associated Press

U.S. wildlife officials are seeking public comment as they prepare to update a rule that guides management of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will be working on a supplemental environmental review of the 2015 rule.

The process was prompted by a 2018 court decision that ordered the agency to take another look at the rule to ensure wolf recovery in Arizona and New Mexico isn't compromised.

The court set a deadline of May 2021 to finalize a revised rule.

There are more than 160 Mexican Gray Wolves in the wild in the two states.