On October 31, the USFWS reopened the proposal to list the US population of wolverines as threatened (78 FR 65248). The comment period was reopened until December 2, 2013. The USFWS published an intent to issue a Final Rule by February 4, 2014. Apparently, an issue has arisen about the dependency of wolverines upon cold and snowy conditions and habitat that closely approximates the area covered by snow until late spring. Climate change impacts on wolverines within the US and its snow dependence in climate change “models used to predict future impacts of climate change on its habitat” is the concern. Climate change has become a part of the “habitat” listing factor, thus future climate modeling has become a routine part of all ESA listing determinations since the polar bear listing.