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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Mexican wolf Recovery Program Held Four Productive Public Information Meetings Last Month
August 2017
by John Bradley

   
The public attends an informational meeting about the Mexican wolf.
Public engages Mexican wolf team during public information meetings. Credit: John Bradley, USFWS.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Mexican wolf recovery program held four productive public information meetings last month in Arizona and New Mexico.  In Arizona, the Service held public information meetings in Flagstaff and Hondah and in the New Mexico communities of Truth or Consequence and Albuquerque.  

The public information meetings provided the Mexican wolf recovery program an opportunity to present historical background information on the recovery of the Mexican wolf as well as up-to-date information on the Draft Mexican Wolf raft Recovery Plan, First Revision.  After a 45-minute presentation, the biologists answered questions for the next two hours from those in attendance.  The question and answer session covered many different issues that were of concern to the public including the genetic diversity of the wolves, the area needed for recovery, and depredation compensation.  

The goal of the recovery plan is to recover the Mexican wolf after which the Fish and Wildlife Service would remove it from the list of endangered species and turn its management over to the appropriate states and tribes. 

“Meeting the public and answering their questions is very beneficial to us,” said Sherry Barrett, USFWS Mexican wolf recovery coordinator.  “We take their comments and concerns very seriously and will consider them, along with comments from the peer reviews as we finalize this draft recovery plan. We encourage the public to go the website and submit their comments on this draft recovery plan.”

To review and comment on the draft revised recovery plan and related documents, visit www.regulations.gov and enter the docket number FWS–R2–ES–2017–0036 in the search bar. Click the “Comment Now” button to submit your comments. The Service will continue to take comments through August 29, 2017.

Alternatively you may request documents by mail by writing to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113; or  by calling: (505) 346–2525. Comments may be mailed or hand-delivered to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R4–ES–2017–0036, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803.


 
Mexican Wolf Team
Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator
New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office
2105 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Office: (505) 346-2525
Fax: (505) 346-2542
 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southwest Regional Office
500 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Main: (505) 248-6920
Fax: (505) 248-6788
 
Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Office
P.O. Box 856
Alpine, AZ 85920
Office: (928) 339-4329
Fax: (928) 339-4218

John Bradley
Public Affairs Spec.
Ecological Services / 
Wolf /
John_Bradley@fws.gov
505-248-6279
Last updated: May 11, 2021