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11 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 461 (1997-1998)
The Reintroduction of the Wolf in Yellowstone: Has the Program Fatally Wounded the Very Species It Sought to Protect

handle is hein.journals/tulev11 and id is 471 raw text is: The Reintroduction of the Wolf in Yellowstone:
Has the Program Fatally Wounded the Very
Species It Sought to Protect?
Inga Haagenson Causey*
What is man without the beast?
If all the beasts were gone,
men would die from a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts,
soon happens to man.
All things are connected
-Chief Seattle
I.   INTRODUCrlON   ................................................................................. 461
HI.  THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973 ....................................... 464
A.   Endangered Versus Threatened Species ................................ 464
B. Experimental Populations as an Exemption under the
Endangered Species Act ......................................................... 465
III THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOLF RECOVERY PLAN ........ 467
IV. UNrED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DIsTRIcT OF
WYOMING: 'THE WOLF REINTRODUCTION IS ILLEGAL. ............. 469
V.   BEYOND -E TENTH CIRCU1T: KEEPING THE WOLvEs IN
YELLOW   STONE ................................................................................. 473
A.   Further Exploring the Endangered Species Act .................... 473
B. The Public Trust Doctrine: The Nonessential
Experimental Population and Compensation Programs
Are  Unnecessary  ..................................................................... 474
VI.  CoNcLusioN   .................................................................................... 477
I.   INTRODUCTON
Before reintroduction, the last year that more than one wolf was seen
in Yellowstone was 1926.' Through myth and legend, the wolf became
*    B.S. 1994, University of Colorado, Boulder, J.D. Candidate 1999, Tulane Law
School. The author would like to thank Connie Oudrejka and Brandon Causey for their unending
support.
1.   See MAUREEN GREELEY, WOLF 126 (Susan Lauzau ed., Barnes & Noble Book 1997)
(1996).

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