Environmental Groups’ NEPA Challenge to USDA Wolf Killing Survives

On April 23, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that environmental groups have standing to challenge the federal government’s killing of gray wolves in Idaho without conducting additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). Western Watersheds Project et al. v. Grimm, No. 18-35075 (9th Cir. 2019).Environmental groups brought […]

Idaho Farm Bureau policy priorities include wolves

Delegates from 37 county Farm Bureau organizations voted unanimously to support an Idaho Legislature mandate to state Fish and Game officials to allow USDA Wildlife Services to more aggressively control problem wolves during winter months, IFBF said in a news release. Wildlife Services partners with the state to resolve conflicts between humans and animals. Wolf […]

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>>>

Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

“Todd Grimm, director of Wildlife Services’ Idaho operations, said people’s emotions surrounding wolves can spur strong and even violent reactions. He said he received an impassioned and angry phone call about the wolves shortly after the environmental groups issued their news release. “I’m not real happy with the way Defenders is putting this out instead […]