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Ferret recovery is tricky. Is it worth it?

Endangered black-footed ferrets.
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

State wildlife commissioners have approved the release of up to 20 black-footed ferrets in central Montana to prevent the loss of a struggling population of the highly-endangered prairie animal.
         Montana  Fish, Wildlife and Parks non-game wildlife management bureau chief, Lauri Hanauska-Brown says this will allow federal biologists to release the animals onto the UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge by the weekend.

In this evening's feature interview, Hanauska-Brown explains to Edward O'Brien why it's proving so tricky to re-establish the Blackfooted Ferret in Montana.

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at
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