Our pressure on Alaskan officials is working!
$150,000 from a federal grant was used to help the state comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to repeal the “Roadless Rule” in the Tongass National Forest.
A victory for wolves, wildlife, and ancient forests.
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.
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.
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.
Your comment is due October 15th. Please act now.
Your voice makes a difference.
Suffice it to say that this is one of the most extreme attacks, to date, on our national forests
Already wolf hunting is rife on Wrangell Island with "bag limits" of 5 wolves and portions of the island are subject to Alaska’s infamous "intensive predator management program" encouraging even further reduction of the wolf population.