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

Defend the ESA

The Endangered Species Act (ESA), the last barrier to extinction, the most important law in the United States for conserving biodiversity, is under attack, yet again. Since the 115th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2017, it has already seen the introduction of at least 75 legislative attacks seeking to strip federal protections from … Continue reading Defend the ESA

Trump administration moves to ease rules for hunting bears and wolves on federal lands in Alaska

Two federal agencies this week took steps to increase hunting and trapping on several national preserves in Alaska and in the popular Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The new rules will support extreme measures to kill predators and their young in national preserves in Alaska. The proposed rule change would allow brown bear baiting in the … Continue reading Trump administration moves to ease rules for hunting bears and wolves on federal lands in Alaska

Tweetsheet: Save the Roadless Rule⁠—Alaska

Once again, the Forest Service has disregarded the evidence of the probable impacts of its timber program on wolves, other wildlife populations, salmon, and critical habitat necessary for their survival. As we have seen on Prince of Wales, logging and roads initiate many harmful effects, including the “overharvest” and illegal take of not only wolves, but also their primary prey and sustenance, Sitka black-tailed deer.

Speak Up For Ancient Forests, Wolves, and Wildlife in Alaska.

Note: The public has until midnight Alaska time on Dec. 17, 2019, to submit comments. Scroll towards the end of this post where you will find a sample letter and link for sending. Please speak up for your public lands. To reconcile the ecological value of the ancient forests in Alaska with their economic value … Continue reading Speak Up For Ancient Forests, Wolves, and Wildlife in Alaska.