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America Outdoors Association

March 22, 2011

America Outdoors Association Bulletin

With Passage of Legislation to Delist Wolves Imminent, Interior Brokers Deal with Litigants to Delist Wolves in Montana and Idaho

Get the Lowest Priced Gas with This Easy to Use Map.  Also See Site for Ethanol Haters.

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With Passage of Legislation to Delist Wolves Imminent, Interior Brokers Deal with Litigants to Delist Wolves in Montana and Idaho

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reached an agreement with the majority of plaintiffs, including Defenders of Wildlife, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and eight other conservation organizations, to settle ongoing litigation over a Federal District Court’s 2010 decision to reinstate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains.

If approved by the court, the settlement offers a path for the Service to return management of the recovered wolf populations in Idaho and Montana to the States while the Service considers options for delisting gray wolves across the Rocky Mountain region where population levels have returned to biologically recovered levels.  Separate negotiations are ongoing between the Service and the State of Wyoming in an effort to reach an agreement on a management plan for wolves in that state. If a mutually acceptable management plan for wolves in Wyoming can be developed the Service will be able to proceed with delisting proceedings addressing wolves throughout the northern Rocky Mountains.

“For too long, management of wolves in this country has been caught up in controversy and litigation instead of rooted in science where it belongs. This proposed settlement provides a path forward to recognize the successful recovery of the gray wolf in the northern Rocky Mountains and to return its management to States and Tribes,” said Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes.  “I am pleased that the negotiations resulted in this important agreement,” said Acting Service Director Rowan Gould. “The proposed settlement has the potential to return management of wolves in Montana and Idaho to the states and tribes and will also enable the Fish and Wildlife Service to use our limited resources to address other species in need of recovery actions.” Read more...

Get the Lowest Priced Gas with This Easy to Use Map.  Also See Site for Ethanol Haters.

If you’re gassing up in Salmon, ID your choices are limited to 4 stations that pop-op on the map.  But given the fact that all four stations are showing regular at $2.88 to $2.90 per gallon, some of you might be willing to drive that far to top off.  Check out gas prices in your area with this easy to map http://www.gaspricewatch.com/new/default_V3.asp  Put your location dead center and zoom in slowly to the fifth notch.  For you ethanol haters, there also a map for pure gas; go to http://pure-gas.org/  You can even add locations to help keep this site updated.

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New Payroll, Workers’ Compensation, and Human Resource Services, saves money and time for AOA members with no start-up fees or monthly contracts. America Outdoors Association has signed an agreement with Administrative Resources Inc. to provide payroll and other services.  3 options to choose from, including options that will help you evaluate Workers Comp costs, FUTA, and other potential savings.  Help with filing for Health Insurance Accounts and retirement accounts.  These benefits are only available to current AOA members.  Call David Brown in the AOA office for more details.  800-524-4814. 

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