Midwest Region


Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Application for an Endangered Species Permit 

Michigan 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 and posted on this website 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

 Michigan DNR's Application Package for a Permit:

            September 2, 2005, Transmittal letter from Mindy Koch to Robyn Thorson

            Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Application Form

            Application for a New Federal Recovery Permit (supplemental information)

Michigan DNR Guidelines for Management and Lethal Control of Wolves Following Confirmed Depredation Events

DNR - Wildlife Procedure:  Disposal of Wildlife Carcasses and Parts 

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



Last updated: March 3, 2009