Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Service Proposes De-Listing Gray Wolf; Public Hearing November 22 in Sacramento

Nov 18, 2013

November 17, 2013
Gavin Shire, (703) 358-2649; gavin_shire@fws.gov
Robert Moler, (916) 414-6606; robert_moler@fws.gov



Service Proposes Removing the Gray Wolf from the Endangered Species List;  Public Hearing November 22 in Sacramento

Sacramento – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will host a public hearing in Sacramento, Friday, November 22, to collect information on the Service’s proposal to de-list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) ) in the contiguous United States. The hearing  is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo, Golden State Ballroom, 1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815; (916) 929-7900.

The Service published a proposed rule on June 13, 2013, to delist the gray wolf. The hearings are part of the Service’s continuing efforts to provide an open and comprehensive public process for the two wolf rules and will afford members of the public a forum by which to register their views.

The deadline to submit public comments for this proposal is December 17, 2013.  The public can submit comments at the public hearings; on line at www.regulations.gov, or by mail or hand delivery to:

Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073

Division of Policy and Directives Management

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM

Arlington, VA 22203

To learn more about the proposed rules, the details of the public hearings, and for links to submit comments to the public record, visit www.fws.gov/graywolfrecovery062013.html .

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