Due to political pressure, the Service has twice declined to list wolverine. ICL joined other conservation groups in challenging these decisions in court. In the latest challenge, a judge ruled that the Fish and Wildlife Service must again reconsider its decision. As this saga continues to play out, ICL will continue to track the issue, remain engaged, and seek the protections that wolverines need to survive.
The U.S. Forest Service is working to revise management plans for the Nez Perce-Clearwater and Salmon-Challis National Forests. During the planning process, ICL is advocating for the protection of wolverine habitat to ensure that they can survive and reproduce.
It is also worth noting that ICL is working to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and curtail the green house gases they emit. Combating climate change is key to maintaining wolverine populations as well as those of other species.