Get involved Be the Voice for America’s Gray Wolf…

…Action Alert. Contact your representatives in the U. S. Senate today. Major anti wolf legislation is now being proposed in the U. S. Senate. Just recently in the House version of the defense bill that could weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act; Another provision in the bill that Republicans want to include would delist gray wolves found near the Great Lakes and Wyoming, while another amendment would block ESA protections for all gray wolves in the continental U.S.

The Senate is considering a ‘sweeping attack’ on the Endangered Species Act, environmental groups say. The bill’s author, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), is holding a hearing now. The legislation would empower governors to veto some of the current protections for imperiled species, and limit the ability of citizens to file lawsuits to protect threatened plants and animals. [read more]

Wait there’s potentially another anti-wolf bill, a version of a bill that passed the House of Representatives a month’s ago could be on its way in the U. S. Senate. On June 6, 2018 The U. S. House of Representatives passed a Bill: Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.

The bill contains language for delisting of Gray wolves in the lower 48 states:

…the Secretary of the Interior shall issue a rule to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in each of the 48 contiguous States of the United States and the District of Columbia from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife [read more]

The majority in power is clearly trying to rewrite the Endangered Species Act in favor of big monied special interests that want the land (animal’s land it protects) would place endangered species in even more danger of extinction. Please be the voice for the Gray wolf. #ExtinctionIsForever

Here’s what you can do…

You can help stop this threat to the Endangered Species Act by contacting your senator. Click here for their contact information.

Here’s another way you can help. Writing an Effective Letter to the Editor (LTE), Writing a letter to the editor of your local or regional newspaper is the best way to reach a large audience with your message. Click here for more information on how to get involved.

Featured image credit: NPS

Politicians Refuse to See the Big Picture

Please take action to protect wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from anti-wolf legislation  that would not only delist wolves but prevents any judicial review. Politicians from WI, Ribble and Johnson, are pushing these bills claiming to be saving livestock producers, loggers and hunters from hungry wolves. Nothing could be further from the truth. These politicians can’t see the forest for the trees. They fail to see the bigger picture. Wolves are essential for the health of our ecosystems as seen in How Wolves Change Rivers. More cattle die due to weather related deaths than wolf depredations. Human hunting and rough winter kill more deer than wolves. People can learn how to use non-lethal deterrents to prevent problems with wolves and be able to live alongside wild wolves. 

The real reason these WI senators want wolves delisted and back in the hands of state management is money. The fact is they can’t touch the land wolves live on because wolves and their habitats are protected under the ESA. Loggers, miners, oil and gas special interests want that habitat to use without conscience, because they can’t see the forest  for the trees. 

  

 

Photograph is of the Brule River boreal state forest. Northern Wisconsin is home to one of the oldest and largest boreal forest in the world.

Before wolf delisting in 2012, while conducting  night-time wolf howl surveys the forests were so thick,  that at times I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face.   After wolf delisting and in less than three years time, the result is devastating to view because, that same 10 miles stretch of forest has been clear cut.

Please take action for wolves in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. Contact your senators using this link Democracy.io 

In one swipe of the hand all progress made for wolf recovery could be gone destroying all hope for future generations. 

Two dangerous anti-wolf and environment bills, The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act and Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) amendment to remove wolves from the endangered species list without any judicial review. Therefore, destroying all gains made in wolf education, awareness and advocacy over the last 40 years. 

Wolf advocates, it’s time to stand for the Endangered Species Act. 

The following organizations are what I’ve come to call “the big five” for their leadership in the fight to protect wolves, read on; 

Humane Society of the United States has been and is a leader in the fight to protect the wolves in the Great Lakes Region. Along with the following organizations, Center for Biological Diversity, Born Free USA, Defenders of Wildlife, and Earthjustice lead the charge in the fight to protect America’s wild wolves. 

  
Ask the president: @POTUS, We need you to #VetoExtinction. stop the legislative attacks on the ESA. 

Take action today to protect wolves! 

Featured image is a Wisconsin wolf photograph from WDNR