Wolf delisting – comment now!
USFWS is open for public comment on wolf delisting! Comment now!
The USFWS public comment period for the National delisting of the gray wolf is open. The comment period will be open only for 90 days!
This is the last stand, America! If we do not act now, we are going to lose our wolves.
The USFWS claims that the gray wolf does not warrant a status as endangered, even though the wolf has yet to return to most of its historic, native range. There is vast, suitable habitat where the wolf is still missing in states such as North and South Dakota, Utah, Colorado, and California. At one time the gray wolf was found in abundance in almost every state within the lower 48. Stripping the species of protection is uncalled for, unscientific, and premature. We have already seen how poorly states are “managing” the gray wolf, and this move will surely spell doom for them throughout most of the U.S.
The USFWS states that all comments will be made public on the register. We know that this is a sensitive subject, but remember to keep calm and present the facts as well as your own personal opinions. They are more likely to listen to well written and well mannered comments rather than flame comments- leave those to the wolf haters!
Submitting comments online
To make a comment online, go to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073-0001
To make sure you are on the correct page before you submit your comments, please see that the page indicates docket ID: FWS–HQ–ES–2013–0073.
The USFWS claims to be using science in its decision to delist the Gray Wolf, yet many scientists, wildlife biologists, and even wildlife management professionals feel that this proposal is unscientific and caters to special interest groups.
The Gray Wolf has yet to return to most of its native habitat in the lower 48 states, including Colorado which has the most viable habitat for wolves in the U.S..
The Gray Wolf was at one time found in every state except those in the South Eastern part of the United States. It is unacceptable to remove the Gray Wolf from the Endangered Species Act and List until it has recovered in more of its native area.
At one time the lower United States had over 400,000 Gray Wolves. While we recognize that there will never be this many roaming our country again, the current population of about 6,000 wolves throughout the contiguous United States does not warrant National delisting.
The lack of wolves in South Dakota and North Dakota means there is little to no genetic interchange between wolves in the Great Lakes Region and the Northern Rockies.
If you would like to mail in your comment:
Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2013–0073
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Please, submit your comments now, do not procrastinate! And SHARE. Make a target of getting each day at least 1 of your friends to submit a comments as well.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.