October 17, 2008
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy officially restored the endangered status to the Northern Rockies gray wolf.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on Sept. 23, asked Molloy to return the gray wolf to the endangered species list, reversing a proposal to drop them earlier this year.
In an article published this week in Montana, it was reported that federal wildlife officials want to again remove the Rocky Mountain gray wolf from the endangered species list by early 2009. There is speculation that this action will take longer than early 2009 since it is likely the recovery proposal will need to be revamped and a new rule to delist issued.