USDA’s agreement to kill Oregon wolves ruled lawful

The USDA’s agreement to kill wolves on behalf of Oregon wildlife regulators isn’t a “major federal action” warranting environmental review, according to a federal judge. Even if USDA’s Wildlife Services was required to study the impact of killing wolves in Oregon, the agency properly concluded it would have no significant environmental impact, U.S. District Judge […]

Report examines alternatives for controlling problem wolves

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An environmental assessment of proposals for managing human-wolf conflicts and wolf depredation on livestock in Minnesota recommends that federal officials continue using a combination of lethal and non-lethal methods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program released the 225-page report for public comment Thursday.<<<Read More>>>