Posted June 2, 2016 6:11 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Moose

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces initial finding that federal protections may be warranted

A moose walks in a wetland area along U.S. 41 near Humboldt in Marquette County in May. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is evaluating whether the northwestern subspecies of moose found in Michigan and three other states warrants federal protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Lansing, MI -(AmmoLand.com)- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will aid the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the federal agency’s evaluation of whether the northwestern subspecies of moose – found in four states including Michigan – should be added to the list of threatened and endangered species affording federal protection.

“We will work closely with the Fish and Wildlife Service and the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota to further this important evaluation,” said DNR Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason. “Moose are one of Michigan’s iconic wildlife species.”

In an announcement today, the Fish and Wildlife Service found a petition filed by The Center for Biological Diversity and Honor the Earth “provided substantial scientific or commercial information” that listing under the Endangered Species Act may be warranted.

“This substantial 90-day finding initiates …Read the Rest

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