Enact Emergency Protections for Gray Wolves and Alexander Archipelago Wolves

Our erasure of wolves through the years, notably from 1850 to 1925, was thorough, with government-sanctioned eradication programs nearly wiping out wolves in the western United States. Ranchers believed wolf populations should be destroyed for the threat they posed to valuable livestock, and by 1950 the extirpation of the American gray wolf was near complete. … Continue reading Enact Emergency Protections for Gray Wolves and Alexander Archipelago Wolves

On the Threshold of Extinction. Alexander Archipelago Wolves 2021-2022 Update

Alaska constitutional authority requires the state to manage ALL wildlife using long-term sustained yield principles. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has shown time and again that this policy is reserved for ungulate species. This sort of mismanagement, killing high numbers of predator species to boost ungulate populations, can be seen in virtually … Continue reading On the Threshold of Extinction. Alexander Archipelago Wolves 2021-2022 Update

Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales 2020-2021 Season Update

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

Wolf delisting across lower 48 to be announced today

Thursday October 29, 2020 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today will announce a new rule to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, is slated to make the announcement at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife … Continue reading Wolf delisting across lower 48 to be announced today

Further Evisceration of the Endangered Species Act

Breaking. In a yet to be published document the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), proposes to amend portions of their regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act. The proposed revisions set forth a process for excluding areas of critical habitat under section 4(b)(2) of the Act (as amended), "which mandates our … Continue reading Further Evisceration of the Endangered Species Act