Update: The USFWS has extended the comment period for the proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections from wolves until December 17th. Please submit your comment now.
The FWS will be accepting in-person comments at public hearings:
Nov. 19 in Denver, Colorado
Nov. 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nov. 22 in Sacramento, California
FWS has also added a public information meeting and hearing in Pinetop, Arizona, on Dec. 3.
Secretary of Interior Jewell and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have proposed stripping virtually all gray wolves in the lower 48 states of Endangered Species Act protections.
Wolves in the Northeast, California, Pacific Northwest, Southern Rocky Mountains, and elsewhere would be left to be managed by state game agencies. These states would be free to allow hunting, trapping, even gassing of wolves within their borders. Still-recovering wolf populations could be decimated for sport and there would be no recourse under Secretary Jewell’s proposal.
We are working with our coalition partners to oppose this rule before it’s enacted. Tell Secretary Jewell you Stand for Wolves by submitting your comment opposing this plan and attend a National Day of Action event near you.
In August, we launched a multi-month campaign of events and activities to highlight the premature delisting of wolves. Check back for more events, activities and updates. And be sure to plan and add your events here.