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Hearings on Wolf Delisting Set

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has scheduled a series of public meetings and hearings on its proposal to remove the gray wolf in Idaho and the Northern Rocky Mountains from the Endangered Species List.

A public information meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Boise Convention Center on the Grove in Boise. Presentations on the proposed rule will be given at 3 and 4 p.m., followed by discussion and questions.

The information meeting will be followed by a public hearing from 6 to 8 p.m. to take formal oral testimony.

Similar public informational meetings and hearings also will be at these locations:

¥ February 27, at the Holiday Inn Cheyenne, Cheyenne, Wyo.

¥ February 28, at the Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City.

¥ March 1, at the Jorgenson's Inn & Suites, Helena, Mont.

¥ March 7, at the Pendleton Red Lion Inn, Pendleton, Ore.

¥ March 8, at the Oxford Inns and Suites, Spokane Valley, Wash.

The publication of the proposal in the Federal Register also opened a 60-day public comment period, which ends at close of business April 9. Written comments and materials may be submitted at the hearing, sent by e-mail to WesternGrayWolf@fws.gov; or hand-delivered or mailed to U.S.FWS, Wolf Delisting, 585 Shepard Way, Helena, MT 59601.