Comment Period for Oregon Wolf Delisting Extended to October, November

Background: As of December, 2014 there were 77 confirmed wolves in Oregon including 8 breeding pairs. The Oregon Wolf Plan calls for initiating a process to delist wolves from the state Endangered Species Act when Oregon reaches the conservation objective of four breeding pairs for three consecutive years in eastern Oregon. A breeding pair is a male and a female that have produced at least 2 pups surviving to Dec 31. This objective was met in Jan 2015. The Fish & Wildlife Commission will now use the Biological Status Review to evaluate whether to move forward with a delisting process.

Now is your chance to weigh in. Email odfw.comments@state.or.us and make sure to include “Comments on Wolf Delisting Proposal” in the subject line of email.

Wolf Update from Oregon Fish and Wildlife:

‘The informational briefing and rulemaking for removing gray wolves from the state Endangered Species list have been delayed to Oct. 9 meeting in Florence and a November meeting to be held in Salem. The date for the November meeting will be announced soon on the Commission webpage.

1. Pacific Wolf Coalition comments on wolf delisting in Oregon