10th Circ. Backs NPS Rejection Of Wolf Reintroduction Plan

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 6:49 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday rejected claims by an environmental group that the National Park Service erred when it chose not to include the reintroduction of naturally reproducing wolves in its plan to control elk populations in Rocky Mountain National Park.

In denying a challenge brought by WildEarth Guardians, the appeals court determined the NPS was right to reject wolf reintroduction proposals as an unfeasible alternative, noting the potential for negative human-wolf interaction and that the apparent lack of a suitable wolf habitat would require intensive...
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