The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting eight public meetings around the state in the next few weeks to give the public a chance to comment on the revised Gray Wolf Management Plan.
The meeting for the Sheridan Region will be at Sheridan College's C-TEL Hall Wednesday, August 24 from 7 to 9pm.
The changes to the plan came from a recent agreement between Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and the US Fish and Wildlide Service. After public comments on the revisions, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will consider the plan at a special meeting September 14 at 11am at the Parkway Plaza in Casper.
Warren Mischke, Information Specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Regional Office in Sheridan, tells us more about the process.
August 3, Governor Mead announced that the state and the US Fish and Wildlife Service had finalized the proposed plan which will ensure a stable population of wolves in Wyoming. The state, under the plan, will maintain at least 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs outside of Yellowstone National Park, the Trophy Game Management Area for wolves would be extended and would be managed as such from October 15 through the end of February. All other months wolves would be managed as predators in tha expansion area, as in other parts of the state.
Public comment will be take at the meetings, and written comments will be taken until 5pm on September 9 at any of the public meetings, at any WGFD regional office, or by mail or fax.
(Wolf Plan Comments, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY, 82006. Fax: (307) 777-4650)