Working to Save the Mexican Wolf

 Wolf releases prepare to expand Arizona Daily Sun Earlier this month, ranchers, federal forest and wildlife officials and local government representatives crowded into a Forest Service conference room in Heber. They were there to discuss a topic many locals have long opposed: the expansion of Mexican gray wolf releases into a much larger area of Arizona and New Mexico. [to read the full story click HERE]

Buy Now Photo courtesy of Mexican Wolf Inter-agency Field Team The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Forest Service are in the process of gathering information to establish new Mexican wolf release locations in the Sitgreaves and Tonto national forests. The work is tied to revisions in the 10-j rule that dictates management of the endangered wolves. The new rule expands the area where captive animals can be released into the wild.

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Rachel Tilseth

Rachel Tilseth iIn 2011 I went from tracking the wolf to advocating for them and found myself within an advocacy network that went against my values. I am tenacious by nature, and passionate about the grey wolves I got to know through tracking them. But I found myself within a system of wolf-advocacy that wasnt for me. I am am artist and writer first and foremost. Tilseth has been a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Winter Wolf Tracker since the year 2000. Tilseth received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education in 1992 from UW-Stout, graduating with cum laude honors.

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