Wolves – De-Listed?

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Wolves Cross the Road
photo from “Wolves Cross the Road” in Wild Wolf Encounters, True Stories of Wolves in the Wild

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed to de-list the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States.  USFWS thinks wolves are fully recovered as a healthy population and can withstand anything thrown their way.  If this proposed regulation is enacted, the wolf would lose the protections of the Endangered Species Act in the states where such protections still exist.  We have seen what has happened when wolves were de-listed in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  These states submitted management plans to the USFWS which permitted hunting of hundreds of wolves, down to a population of approximately 100 a state.  USFWS approved these plans, and the frenzied slaughter continues.  Most of our country’s wolves existed in those three states and in the national parks which adjoin them.  You have heard me talk…

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8 thoughts on “Wolves – De-Listed?

  1. Thanks for this. Her point about the stated mission of USFWS was very well made. Everyone I know who has encountered the problem with their website is resolved to continue trying.

      • Comments may also be made to USFWS via snail mail. Concerned persons are also encouraged to address the Department of the Interior. Contact information is as follows:

        The channels for submitting written comments during the proposed regulation public comment period are:

        Online at http://www.regulations.gov
        Postal mail:

        Public Comments Processing
        Attn: FWS-HW-ES-2013-0073
        Division of Policy and Directives Management
        U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
        4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-pdm
        Arlington, VA 22203

        (Please also cc your letters to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and urge her to ensure federal protections for wolves by keeping them listed under the ESA. Send emails to feedback@ios.doi.gov or phone 202-208-3100. Letters can be sent to: Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington DC 20240).

        This came to me from Project Coyote’s email newsletter on the subject, which provides many good “talking points” for comments. It is worth reading. Here’s the link:


        • Thank you so much for this information, Camilla. I am setting up a separate page, with a link on my original post and will show all this information. It may be more visible than as just a comment. Sorry about the delay in replying – it ended up in spam because of the links involved._ Amelia 🙂

          • Great idea, Amelia! Sorry for all the links…didn’t consider the “spam factor”! My dad just forwarded me the letter he sent to the DOI. He also cc-ed his state senators, which is a good idea that hadn’t occurred to me.

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