FWS Director in Cheyenne Discussing Wolves

Cheyenne, WY – Federal and state officials could not come to a compromise Tuesday on how Wyoming should manage wolves. This means the two sides are probably heading towards a legal battle. Almost a month after his agency declared Wyoming's wolf management plan unsound the director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service flew to Cheyenne. He met with the governor, state officials and leaders from the legislature. Immediately after the meeting Governor Dave Freudenthal said there was little movement. If the parties can reach a compromise they have to do it before Friday. That's the deadline for lawmakers to enter a bill that would change the state management plan for wolves. If there is no compromise the state will move forward with a plan to litigate.