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
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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
Tweetstorm: Wisconsin Wolves
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Friday dismissed a Department of Natural Resources request to stop the wolf hunt that began this week on Monday, and runs through February 28th. A Jefferson County judge ruled last week that the DNR had to establish a wolf hunting and trapping season this month. The DNR appealed that … Continue reading Tweetstorm: Wisconsin Wolves
Quiet Extinction — Alexander Archipelago Wolf Tweetstorm
Speak out for Alexander Archipelago wolves on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
Alexander Archipelago Wolf – Fall 2020 Update
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.
Meanwhile in Norway
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.
The Plight of the Alexander Archipelago Wolf
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.
A Much Needed Safety Net
History has demonstrated that societal values ultimately determine the survival of a species as controversial as the wolf.
Wolf hunting and trapping season closed in Unit 2
Prince of Wales wolf hunt closed by emergency order.
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