The Sacramento Bee reports that the California Fish and Game Commission will be considering giving California endangered species protection to the Grey Wolf. Earlier this year a gray wolf came into California from Oregon ( see After 87 Years A Gray Wolf Returns To California).
State scientists believe other gray wolves may migrate into California and could start breeding populations. There are concerns that ranchers may view the wolves as a threat to livestock making protected status a high priority. Read more at: State recommends listing gray wolf as endangered – Environment – The Sacramento Bee.
Gray Wolves already have federal endangered protections. See California’s Gray Wolf Has Federal Endangered Species Protection