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 November 3, 2020, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service published a final rule removing the gray wolf (canis lupus) from the federal list of Endangered and Threatened Species in the lower 48 United States and Mexico. The rule became effective on January 4, 2021. At the same time, the Service denied a petition, … Continue reading Tweetstorm: Relist Wolves
Pray for the wolf. History is about to repeat.
Coexistence with wildlife can only occur if the wildlife has somewhere to exist.
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
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.
Update 8/19: Our letters to all officials involved in this situation have been updated and can be found here, please take urgent action, before it is too late for the Togo pack, and please follow up with a phone call. The King County, WA, court hearing on the private citizen suit versus Washington Department of … Continue reading Breaking Horrible News: OPT Pack
Speak out on behalf of the OPT wolf family.
Prince of Wales wolf hunt closed by emergency order.
It is no longer possible for Ola Elvestuen to satisfy the loyal friends of the wolf.