Five Northwest senators are urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to extend by 90 days the comment period on the proposed listing of the
Canada lynx as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Republicans Gordon Smith of Oregon, Larry Craig and Dirk Kempthorne
of Idaho, and Conrad Burns of Montana and Democrat Max Baucus of Montana
joined six other senators in urging the extension.
The USFWS describes the Canada lynx as a "secretive forest dwelling
cat of northern …