November 28, 2015

Science or politics? Scientists dispute whether Great Lakes’ wolves should be delisted

*Editor’s Note* – If one were to honestly assess the differences between reality during federal ESA listing and state ESA listing, is there any difference that matters? Neither “side” has changed their whining rhetoric. Instead, the letter contains policy arguments against changing the species status, cloaked as science. For instance, the lead argument concerns the […]

Michigan, U.S. Dept. of AG Seek Help Killing Disease-Carrying Wild Pigs

It appears that Michigan doesn’t like wild pigs invading the state and spreading disease. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture are seeking help in killing the pigs. Officials say wild pigs,”can carry 30 diseases and 40 parasites.” Gray wolves, which also invade the Michigan landscape, can carry in excess of […]

RMEF Praises Oregon Wolf Delisting

*Editor’s Note* – The state of Oregon opting to remove the gray wolf from state protection under the state’s endangered species program, is a first step that essentially only allows for more flexibility in protecting livestock. This is not a bad thing. What is bad is that the continued direction the state is headed, will […]

So-Called “Wolf Scientists” Support Delisting of Wolves in Great Lakes

*Editor’s Note* – One cannot help but be skeptical of the what is really going on with the list of those supposedly showing support for the delisting of gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes region. Historically, there is little reason to believe there are not sinister motives at play here. All should proceed with […]

Senate bill would drop protections for wolves in 4 states

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Two U.S. senators announced a renewed push Thursday to strip federal protection from gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming — and to prohibit courts from intervening in those states on the embattled predator’s behalf. Legislation introduced this week would order the Department of the Interior to reissue […]

The Greater Sage-Grouse Story: Do We Have It Right?

by Matthew A. Cronin On the Ground • Greater sage-grouse were found to be threatened or endangered with extinction in a preliminary assessment in 2010, with a final decision on an Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing due in 2015. • ESA criteria regarding endangered status (in danger of extinction), threatened status (likely to become in danger of […]

Fascist Fish and Wildlife Service Responds to Red Wolf Attack on Horses

In typical fascist form, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service responded to threats of legal action by the owners of the two horses that were attacked by illegally introduced “red wolves” in North Carolina. One horse was slaughtered and the second was seriously mauled. According to information provided to me by friends and neighbors […]


Wolf Damage and Conflict Management in Wyoming BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY There are many positive ecological, ethical and aesthetic benefits associated with maintaining healthy wolf populations in native ecosystems (Weiss et al. 2007). Unfortunately, there are also circumstances when wolves can come in conflict with human interests. In Wyoming, these conflicts may include predation on livestock […]

Federal Register: Mexican Wolf Application

Applicant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project, Region 2, Albuquerque, NM; PRT–001904 The applicant requests renewal of a permit to import live Mexican or lobo wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) for breeding and reintroduction, as well as the import of biological samples for genetic studies, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival […]

Environmental, economic factors play out in Southeast Alaska battle over wolves

“They’re logging up a storm out there,” said Owen Graham, executive director of the Alaska Forest Association, an industry group. “They’re trying to get wood ahead of the winter. ”But all that could come to an end if the wolf is declared endangered. Federal regulators could reduce or stop logging or hunting or both if […]