"Feature Story" piece on the reintroduction of wolves to the state of Maine, whi
"Feature Story" piece on the reintroduction of wolves to the state of Maine, which is opposed by officials of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF & W) who cite potential conflicts with deer management. But Jim Hammill, a biologist who recently spoke at a wolf conference held at Bowdoin College, said the reintroduction of wolves could benefit the state's deer management program. John Banks, a biologist for the Penobscot Nation, said the tribe is developing a policy on wolf reintroduction on its 123,000 acres. And some paper companies with large tracts in Maine are also involved in wolf recovery programs elsewhere. Wolves are currently listed under the Endangered Species Act and the backdrop for the day-long conference was the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to downgrade the status of wolves by moving them from the endangered to the threatened list. With a related article questioning claims by IF & W officials that a majority of Mainers oppose the reintroduction of wolf.
Austin, Phyllis, ""Feature Story" piece on the reintroduction of wolves to the state of Maine, whi" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4114.