February 7, 2008

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Marcia Franklin talks with Cal Groen, the director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Groen is in his second year as director of the agency, which employs more than 500 people and seeks a fiscal year budget of $77.5 million.

Franklin and Groen will talk about the state’s management plan for wolves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its intention to remove the Rocky Mountain population from the endangered species list at the end of February, with Idaho assuming management for its population at the end of March, barring judicial intervention.

Groen will also discuss the delisting of grizzly bears, the agency's 10-year mule deer plan and the continuing debate over salmon restoration.