Joe Kath, endangered species manager for Illinois, put the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcment on Wednesday about wolves in the western Great Lakes within the Illinois perspective.
He said, ``This ruling seems to be `just in time' with the recent influx of wolf sightings in Illinois. The wolf still remains on the Illinois E&T list as `State Threatened' and is afforded all measures pursuant to the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act.''
If I read this right, wolves remain protected, but the USFWS's changes will open management options.
It is an exciting and challenging time in Illinois outdoors.
More to come.