Archive of Previous Federal Actions Affecting Gray Wolf ESA Status
July 21, 2004 - Proposal to Delist the Gray Wolf Eastern
Distinct Population Segment
is information about the Service's proposal to delist the Gray Wolf Eastern
Distinct Population Segment.
This "Proposal to Delist" was never finalized
What happened to this delisting proposal?
The existence of the Eastern Distinct Population
Segment was based on the April 1, 2003 Rule to Reclassify and Delist the
Gray Wolf. Later, on January 31, 2005, a U.S.
District Court in Portland, Oregon vacated and enjoined the 2003 Reclassification
Rule and a Vermont District Court made a similar ruling. Because the court rulings vacated the Eastern DPS
designation and the Department of Justice declined to appeal, the Service
could not finalize the proposal to delist the Gray Wolf Eastern Distinct Population Segment.
Federal Register Notice of Proposed
References for Gray Wolf Eastern DPS Delisting Proposal (PDF)
Summary of Proposal to Delist
Questions and Answers about
the Proposal to Delist
Transcripts of the public hearings
Federal Notice of public hearings (PDF)
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