The Department of Interior continues to look at delisting the gray wolf in the Lower 48.  When a proposal was announced earlier this year, a comment period was opened.  That comment period came to a close earlier this month.  Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse said at this point, Interior plans to go through those comments with a fine-toothed comb.



“My understanding is that [Department of the Interior] received in the neighborhood of 300,000 comments.  The agency is going through the process now of digesting those and coming up with a direction that the public prefers that they go.”


Because of number of comments, Newhouse does not expect a final decision for several weeks at the very least.


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