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The HSUS v. Gene Merriam, Commissioner, Minnesota DNR (Minnesota lynx trapping)


Action under the Endangered Species Act challenging State trapping program that kills and injures federally-protected Canada lynx. The court recently entered the parties??? settlement agreement, which requires the DNR to develop a Habitat Conservation Plan and seek an incidental take permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


 

Court or Agency: United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Plaintiff(s): The HSUS, Help Our Wolves Live
Defendant: Gene Merriam, Commissioner, Minnesota DNR
HSUS Counsel: Rebecca Judd, Jonathan Lovvorn
Outside Counsel: Faegre & Benson
Status: Completed