Category Archives: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Salazar Agrees to Shoot-On-Sight Wolf Plan

Last week, the new director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Wyoming’s governor held a press conference to announce that they’d agreed in principle to a deal to remove federal protections for wolves in the state.   While the plan has yet to be formally approved, the tentative endorsement by Secretary Salazar is ominous news for Wyoming’s estimated 343 wolves.  If approved, it would treat wolves as a nuisance species–allowing them to be shot on… Continue reading

Happy New Year! Endangered Species Outlook for 2010

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to working with you to protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places in 2010. This will be an exciting and important year for endangered species protections. The Obama Administration is working on changes to endangered species programs. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has stated that he will announce changes to Endangered Species Act regulations in 2010. Last year, the Obama Administration overturned several Bush Administration regulations that weakened endangered species protections… Continue reading