6 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 133 (2004-2005)

handle is hein.journals/vermenl6 and id is 1 raw text is: FEDERAL DELISTING OF THE GRAY WOLF:
AN OREGON PERSPECTIVE ON THE
FUTURE OF GRAY WOLF RECOVERY UNDER
STATE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACTS
Meb W. Anderson*
We don't want wolves to come here, but if one goes to the trouble to get here, we '1
let it stay ....  Its a little like how [the United States] treats Cubans.
John Esler Chairman Oregon Wildlife Commission
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  T opic  O verv iew   .................................................................................... 133
A .  History  of W olves in  the  W est ........................................................ 134
B .  W olves  in  O regon  ............................................................................ 138
C.  Gray  W olf Reintroduction  ............................................................... 139
II.  B ackground  L aw   ................................................................................. 143
III.  Current D evelopm ents  ....................................................................... 146
A. The Movement to Change the Oregon ESA ................................. 148
IV .  Possible  Future  Developm ents ........................................................... 158
V .  C onclu sion  .......................................................................................... 164
I. ToPic OVERVIEW
In response to the resounding success of the Yellowstone gray wolf
recovery program the Unites States Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the
gray wolf from the federal Endangered Species Act in parts of the United
States. Under federal law the gray wolf is now classified as a threatened
* J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2004; B.S. Economics,
University of Utah, 2001; A.S. Utah Valley State College, 1999. I would like to
thank Professor Mary Wood for her comments and guidance. I also received
insightful comments from Joan Abel. Any remaining errors are, of course, my
own. I want to thank my family for their contributions and updates on wolf issues.
I especially want to recognize Makenzie, Casey, and Ashleigh, and thank them for
their overwhelming support. This Article is dedicated to my father, Melvin K.
Anderson, run with the wolves dad.

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