ESA Consultation Delays Block Critical Infrastructure Projects, Imperil Species Recovery Efforts

Labrador, Witnesses: ESA Changes Needed to Mitigate Negative Impacts on Economic Development, Species Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2017 -Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on delays and uncertainty related to Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations. Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) reacted to testimony from witnesses that recounted personal experiences with […]

Some Washington wolves could be delisted

OLYMPIA, Washington – State Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) is proposing the gray wolf be removed from the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission’s endangered species list in four counties that are along the Canadian border. The region in House Bill 1872 maps out to be the hardest hit by depredation by wolves. Kretz himself raises […]

No Kudos From Here

By James Beers The following article from a Northern Minnesota newspaper describes a 40-year US Fish and Wildlife Service (retired) Wolf Biologist admitting that wolves in Minnesota have indeed decimated the Minnesota moose population and that, undoubtedly, any attempt to increase moose numbers in Minnesota would be akin to introducing impalas into a lion cage […]

Wolves Taking Over Colorado Landscape

Information reported in this news release substantiates the fact that the government has a higher interest in the welfare of a nasty, diseased wolf than a human being. “Killing a wolf or any endangered species can result in serious penalties, including criminal charges, a year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, officials […]

New Mexico seeks to stop feds from releasing wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Lawyers for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are seeking to stop federal wildlife managers from releasing more endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild. In a court filing Thursday, they asked for a temporary restraining order that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to get state […]

New Mexico to sue to block release of wolves

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials notified the federal government Wednesday they will sue to block the planned release of more Mexican gray wolves without the state’s OK. The state Department of Game and Fish called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s release plan “unpermitted and illegal” and said it will go to court unless […]

Wyoming congresswoman, others press for national wolf delisting

Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide. Source: Wyoming congresswoman, others press for national wolf delisting

Wolves in Wisconsin

In response to Wisconsin Wolf Population Still Well Over Goal: Wolves in Wisconsin Earl Stahl, Ph.D. When wolves were placed under federal protection in 1978, the population goal for Wisconsin was set at 100. That maximum was later raised to 350 at the insistence of the pro-wolf community. In a news release on April 29, […]