The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it is seeking comments on a plan to delist the gray wolf from the endangered species list. This proposed change is a conservation success story all farmers and ranchers should celebrate.
This decision by Fish and Wildlife has been years in the making and was supported by both the Bush and Obama Administrations, who recognized the success to save the gray wolf species, and the need to remove them from the endangered list.
What do we mean:
- There are now more than 5,000 gray wolves in the United States, and more than ten times that number in Canada.
- This far exceeds recovery targets set by the Endangered Species Act.
We need your comments to ensure farmers and ranchers are protected from the dangers the gray wolf possesses. Increasingly the wolves prey on livestock. And, wildlife, such as elk and deer, are additionally pushed by wolves to overrun land, increasing the destruction to farms and ranches. Delisting the gray wolf gives everyone the options they need while the gray wolf continues to thrive in its habitat.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR MESSAGE: Complete your information in the boxes below. This is required information to submit your comments to the docket. COMMENTS ARE DUE JULY 15.
Please consider adding a PERSONAL MESSAGE, especially if you are a farmer or rancher who has personally experienced issues with gray wolf populations. Then click “SEND EMAIL” to send your comments.