U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy sided with 13 conservation groups, including Sierra Club, when he decided to reinlist the gray wolf as an endangered species. Prior to the ruling, more than 290 gray wolves were killed during the 2009 hunting season in Montana and Idaho. The gray wolf is listed as an endangered species in Wyoming but not in Montana and Idaho due to the Bush Administration's policy that species can be listed as endangered is some states but not in others. As a result of the ruling, fall wolf hunting season is off the table and the fragile wolf population (there are only 1,700 wolves in the Northern Rockies) can stabilize.
To learn more about the gray wolf ruling, read an article by Independent Record here.