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.