WYOMING \u2013 The Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC today entered its final order upholding Wyoming\u2019s wolf management plan which confirms Wyoming\u2019s management of wolves. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will file notice in the Federal Register in the coming days.\r\n\r\nGovernor Matt Mead hailed the decision as a win for Wyoming and a product of determined effort.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am delighted that the Circuit Court recognized Wyoming\u2019s commitment to manage a recovered wolf population,\u201d Mead said. \u201cOur wolf management plan is a result of years of hard work by people across Wyoming. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy wolf population. I thank former Secretaries of the Interior Ken Salazar and Sally Jewell, as well as former Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for their commitment to getting this done. This is a good day for Wyoming.\u201d\r\n\r\nWyoming\u2019s senior senator in DC, Mike Enzi added, \u201cThis order means a lot to the state of Wyoming and brings wolf conservation back to where it belongs. It is Wyoming wildlife managers who know best how to manage Wyoming\u2019s wildlife. I applaud all those who have worked so hard with stakeholders and the federal government over the years to create an effective and balanced wolf management plan.\u201d\r\n\r\nWyoming managed wolves within its borders from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, a federal District Court judge reinstated federal protections for wolves on the premise that population commitments in Wyoming\u2019s wolf management plan needed to be found in regulation or statute. Wyoming and the federal government appealed that decision and ultimately prevailed in the DC Circuit Court.