October/2021 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 … Continue reading Enact Emergency Protections for Gray Wolves and Alexander Archipelago Wolves
Speak out for Alexander Archipelago wolves on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
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
The plan would open more than half of the Tongass National Forest, roughly 9 million acres, to logging and road-building.
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.
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.