courtesy of Anchorage Daily News
by Becky Bohrer
Environmental groups want special protection for a subspecies of gray wolf found in Southeast Alaska old-growth forests.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace say the Alexander Archipelago wolf is threatened by unsustainable logging and road building in the Tongass National Forest.
The groups have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Endangered Species Act protection for the wolf. An agency spokesman hadn’t seen the petition Wednesday.