WPR News
11:57 am
Mon November 17, 2003

Utah Residents To Comment On Wolves

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah residents will have the chance next spring to weigh in on what should be that state's plan to manage the gray wolf. Wildlife biologists have been working on a management plan for some time now. Their efforts received added priority when a gray wolf was captured last fall near Morgan, Utah. It was the first official confirmation of a wolf in Utah in more than 50 years. The wolf management working group met for the first time last week. It's comprised of representatives of the Ute tribe, professors, wolf advocates, hunters, ranchers, elected officials, environmentalists and a member of the Utah Wildlife Board. In March, the group will start holding public hearings across the state.