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|