Laramie, Wyoming –
The former head of the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service admits he gets a little nervous when congress tries to tinker with the Endangered Species Act. Wyoming Native John Turner is visiting the U-W campus this week. Turner also has worked for the state department and is a former Wyoming Senate President. Last week congressional leaders said that attempts to reform the endangered species act broke down. Turner admits some updating can be positive, but he does not favor wholesale change. However, he would like to see more collaboration. But Turner thinks there is generally too much whining about the E-S-A. Turner thinks the endangered species act has been a success. That is why he favors efforts to get some species such as the Grizzly bear, off the list.