JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental groups are objecting to how a federal agency has developed a new management plan for handling conflicts between wolves and livestock producers in Wyoming.

Wildlife Services is an agency with the U.S. Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. It completed an environmental planning document last fall that favored its current lethal and nonlethal wolf conflict management program.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition contends the public and other federal land managers such as the Bridger-Teton National Forest were left in the dark as the agency went through its planning process.

Wildlife Service's Wyoming Director Mike Foster tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that the environmental assessment was posted online and a notice was published in the paper of record as required.