WPR News
10:27 am
Fri July 20, 2007

Preble's Jumping Mouse Could Remain Listed

Laramie, WY – The director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service may keep a rare jumping mouse in the Rocky Mountains on the endangered species list after all.

The Preble's meadow jumping mouse is found in Colorado and eastern Wyoming. Director Dale Hall, is reviewing up to ten decisions made by former Fish and Wildlife official Julie MacDonald.

She resigned in May as deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks after the department's inspector general found she had broken federal rules -- and should be punished for bullying federal scientists and improperly leaking information about endangered species to private groups.