Friday, July 25, 2014
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The comment period for people interested in Fish and Game's wolverine conservation plan ends next Monday. The Idaho Wolverine Conservation Plan was released May 19 for a 21-day public review. The comment period will conclude on June 9.
Wolverines are members of the weasel family. In the northern United States, they occupy high-elevation alpine and sub-alpine habitats with spring snow cover and cool summer temperatures.
The Idaho Wolverine Conservation Plan was developed to proactively lead state efforts to conserve and protect wolverine populations and their habitats to ensure their long-term viability in Idaho. The plan includes statewide wolverine status and distribution, factors affecting population and habitat, priority areas for conservation, and supporting actions to benefit wolverines in Idaho.
For more information on wolverines, including a draft copy of the plan, go to: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/wolverine-conservation-plan.
If you have questions about wolverines or the conservation plan, you are encouraged to join a live web chat on June 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. MDT, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT. To join click on the following link: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/article/wolverine-conservation-plan-live-chat.
The chat is a way to learn more, but is not a platform for official public comments.
Comments may be submitted on the website or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to Wolverine Plan Comments, c/o Idaho Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707.