About the Document
Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating the Western Great Lakes Population of Gray Wolves as a Distinct Population Segment; Removing the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment of the Gray Wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Estimated Dissemination Date: May 15, 2006
About the Peer Review Process
Type of Peer Review: The Service will solicit comments from independent scientific reviewers. The scientific peer review will run concurrently with public review. Anticipated Number of Reviewers: We anticipate receipt of reviews from a minimum of three peer reviewers.
Reviewer Selection Method/Expertise of Reviewers: We will solicit reviews from objective and, preferably, well known and widely respected experts who are willing to commit to providing an objective review within the needed time frame. Reviewers will be selected from specialists in the relevant taxonomic group as well as experts in conservation or population biology and threats to the species. We will try to avoid using individuals who have already expressed strong support or opposition to the action, individuals who have been previously paid by the Service and individuals who are likely to experience personal gain or loss (financial, prestige, etc.) as a result of the Service's decision. We will avoid using Service employees except in cases where an employee possesses unique expertise that is key to the review.
Estimated Start Date of Peer Review: May 15, 2006
About Public Participation
The public is asked to provide comments on this planned peer review process. Comments must be received by March 11, 2006. Send comments on this peer review plan to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Attn: Peer Review, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111. Comments on this plan may also be submitted by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating the Western Great Lakes Population of Gray Wolves as a Distinct Population Segment; Removing the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment of the Gray Wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Peer Review Plan Comments."
We will announce opportunity for a separate public review of the proposal in the Federal Register.
For more information, call (612) 713-7337.