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Mission Unaccomplished: Finish the Job on Wolves

If your employer asked you to complete a very important 50-part project and you came back to her with six parts achieved, would you call that a success? Interior Secretary Jewell and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service seemingly would, as they are attempting to declare virtually all of the nation’s gray wolves recovered and strip them of Endangered Species Act protections. When wolves were placed on the Endangered Species List in 1974, there was no mention of bringing them… Continue reading

Standing for Wolves in Washington, DC

On Monday September 30th, we gathered along with several of our member organizations and hundreds of supporters for a rally outside the Department of Interior prior to heading inside to make our voices heard against Secretary Jewell’s plan to delist wolves.   At the rally outside, Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) spoke in support of protecting wolves under the Endangered Species Act until they’d sufficiently recovered. In his impassioned address, Representative DeFazio noted the beneficial impacts wolves have, not just on… Continue reading

FWS grants wolf delisting a (very) temporary reprieve

Early today, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that the time period allowed for the public to comment on their proposal to strip wolves of Endangered Species Act protections is being extended 45 days. Additionally, they will be holding public, in-person hearings in 3 locations: September 30, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Washington, DC. October 2, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m in Sacramento, California. October 4, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in… Continue reading

Wolf advocates at the White House! Were our howls heard?

As part of the national day of action for wolves, around 50 wolf-supporters from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. were at the White House, along with our spokeswolf, “Journey”. Journey, if you’re not familiar, is named after the Oregon-born wolf OR-7 who ventured into California last year marking the first wolf in that state in nearly a century. The gathered assembly of dedicated wolf supporters heard from a pair of inspiring young people who voiced their hopes that Secretary Jewell… Continue reading

Do you stand with wolves or with Secretary Jewell?

Two months ago, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that gray wolves across the United States had sufficiently recovered and would soon be removed from the endangered species list. While we treasure the gains wolves have made in some states, this premature declaration of a job well done by the FWS and Department of Interior simultaneously surprised and disappointed most of the conservation community. The job simply isn’t done.  Wolves have been reintroduced, and in some situations thrived,… Continue reading