A coalition of animal rights groups is pushing to downgrade federal protections for the gray wolf, hoping to compromise with opponents who want to remove protections altogether.
The groups are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the gray wolf as threatened rather than endangered.
Wolves are currently endangered in Wisconsin and Michigan, thanks to a court ruling in late December that put the wolf back under federal protection.
But some members of Congress are pushing to change that status through legislation.