The state House Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation has adopted a resolution introduced by Rep. Mike Lahti (D-Hancock) urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.
“Michigan’s current gray wolf population of nearly 600 wolves exceeds by nearly three times the number of wolves biologists consider necessary to maintain a healthy population,”
It is not known when the full House will take up the resolution.
A resolution to delist the gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula from the federal endangered species list passed the state House by an "Aye" vote of support on Tuesday afternoon.
The measure is a prompt for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to again begin their efforts to remove the gray wolf from the endangered list.