April 28, 2016

Wildlife agency agrees to deadline for wolf recovery plan -- Las Cruces Sun News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of dragging its feet for decades.

The settlement filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Arizona still needs to be approved by a judge, and it's expected to be challenged by farm bureaus in three states. It would require a recovery plan to be complete by November 2017 with periodic status updates provided to parties in a lawsuit filed against the Fish and Wildlife Service. -- 4/28/2016