California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)has released a plan for the recovery of gray wolves, a measure initiated five years ago when a gray wolf was discovered in the state for the first time since the 1920s.

The plan is intended to provided policies that will help wildlife managers manage the growth of the wolf population in the state, including dealing with issues around hunting, ranchers and other potential hurdles to the wolf’s survival. Wildlife advocacy groups claim the plan fall short of what’s needed to protect the wolf population.

Chris Clark from KCET wrote up a Wolf Recovery Plan of the complexities of restoring the wolf population in the state.