Another Attack on Wolves - Delisting in the Lower 48
The Trump administration has proposed removing critical protections for gray wolves nationwide. Make your voice heard to ensure this premature decision is stopped in its tracks.
DEFEND WOLVES IN OREGON - SUBMIT A COMMENT
Here are some suggested talking points. Personalize your response to give a maximum impact.
The Trump administration’s war on wildlife has picked its next target:The gray wolf. As you probably heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its proposal to remove wolves from the federal Endangered Species Act. Wolves are far from recovered throughout a significant portion of its historic range, especially here in Oregon where just a handful of known wolves have reached the western parts of the state.
Here, wolves are federally protected in the western two-third of the state. Premature removal would put wolves like OR-7 and the newly discovered Indigo wolves in harm’s way. Taking them off the endangered species list would turn their management entirely over to Oregon’s embattled Department of Fish and Wildlife, which continues to push for hunting and trapping of the state’s 124 known wolves. Furthermore, a loss of federal protections would mean the outdated Wolf Conservation and Management Plan is the final backstop on all management decisions.