October 29, 2020, updated November 9, 2020, and again January 21, 2021: Alaska wildlife officials have reported that 68 wolves were taken by trappers during the recent shortened 21 day season, that opened on November 15 2020, on or near Prince of Wales Island. A reported kill of 68 wolves from an already decimated population … Continue reading Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales 2020-2021 Season Update
Our pressure on Alaskan officials is working!
The Department of Interiors’ announcement that it will not provide Endangered Species Act protection to the Alexander Archipelago Wolves is a significant one for environmentalists as well as the timber industry in Southeast Alaska. Had the wolf been found worthy of listing, the listing process would have impacted timber sales throughout the Tongass National Forest. One cannot help but speculate that the logging industry swayed this decision.
A petition asking for emergency Endangered Species Act listing for Prince of Wales Island wolves was essentially denied by the U.S. Department of the Interior office in Anchorage.
In a letter effectively denying the emergency ESA request from six organizations, USFWS Assistant Regional Director stated that an emergency listing is not something that can be petitioned by outside groups, and is a process “left to the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior.” Secretary Jewell is expected to make a decision regarding protecting these wolves under the ESA by the end of the year. Raise your voice for these imperiled wolves. Please partake in the actions within this blog aimed at encouraging Secretary Jewell to protect the little dark wolves on Prince of Wales islands.
The Tongass is one of the few old-growth temperate rainforests in the world and America’s largest national forest. Its towering stands of 700 year old trees provide vital habitat for bears, salmon, Sitka black-tailed deer, goshawks, and—importantly—the rare and dwindling Alexander Archipelago wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently found that, because of excessive old-growth logging, this unique subspecies of wolf may warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Thankyou for joining our second tweetstorm for the Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales Please do not begin to send off these tweets until 3:00 p.m., August 10th, EDT. Thankyou for your support! 1. #Wolves Tweetstorm now! Please be a voice for the #PrinceOfWalesWolves Please tweet this link, Pls RT: http://wp.me/p6o9qd-2V Tweet4Wolves 2. #StandForWolves … Continue reading Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago Wolves Tweetstorm #2
ACTION ALERT: Please cut and paste this email, feel free to personalize, or write your own. Please find email addresses at end of post to cut and paste into your browser. Thankyou so much for your support! Dear Governor Walker, With all due respect, sir, Alaska must take responsibility to protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolves … Continue reading Alaska’s Obligation To Save The Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales
Speak out for Alexander Archipelago wolves on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
If in fact there are enough wolves left to kill, and the season does open, state and federal GMU 2 wolf hunting/trapping seasons will close on Jan. 15, 2020.
There is no mention of a “harvest” quota, and there will be no emergency closures. But no worries, “hunters and trappers are reminded that the goal of the new GMU 2 wolf harvest management strategy is to maintain the fall wolf population within the range of 150-200 wolves.