Midwest Region

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Application for an Endangered Species Permit 


Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has submitted an application for a permit to take gray wolves in order to conduct various recovery activities for the species.  A notice of the application was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2005.  That notice opened a 30-day comment period on the application.  We are seeking written comments from interested parties on this application. 


Our review of the application will include compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which may involve the preparation of an environmental assessment (EA).  If we prepare an EA, a draft EA will be made available, and a notice of its availability will be published in the Federal Register in order to open a comment period on that document.  If we decide to issue a permit, it will be made available to the public.


Written comments on the permit application must be received no later than October 14, 2005, and should be sent by e-mail to

or by mail to: 


Regional Director
Attn:  Pete Fasbender
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ecological Services
1 Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, Minnesota  55111-4056 


Wisconsin DNR’s Application for a Permit (faxed version was received 9/06/05) 

Federal Register Notice of Receipt of Permit Application, published on 9/14/05



Last updated: April 7, 2009