December 8, 2016

Wisconsin Senator Calls on Senate Leadership to Delist Great Lakes Wolves

Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin has written a letter to Senate majority and minority leaders asking them to take action to remove grey wolves from protection of the Endangered Species Act pertaining to the Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment of grey wolves. The move is similar to the Congressional action that resulted in the delisting of […]

5-Year Status Review of the Red Wolf

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating a 5-year status review for the red wolf (Canis rufus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission […]

You Cannot Use a Rigged System to Defeat a Rigged System

*Editor’s Note* – One of the things that has not been learned by those posing as desirable for wolves to be “managed appropriately” is that, even though some may at times mouth the words that wolf protection isn’t about wolves, it’s about control of man (and any other claim you would like to add to […]

Proposed Rule for the North American Wolverine

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that we are reopening the comment period on our February 4, 2013, proposed rule to list the distinct population segment of wolverine (Gulo gulo luscus) occurring in the contiguous United States as threatened, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). […]

Federal Wolf Management Fraught with Controversies and Failures

Press Release from the House Committee on Natural Resources: WASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2016 – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the status of the federal government’s inconsistent and unsuccessful wolf management efforts in the United States. The panel, which included local and state witnesses, focused on red wolves […]

Expanded US habitat protection ordered for rare lynx

*Editor’s Note* – Here is a prime example of what is wrong with everything involved in government. This includes the Court System. Nobody knows what the Canada lynx population is…anywhere. Nobody knows what the lynx population used to be or ever was. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, kow-towing to their Environmentalists buddies, list […]

Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our March 11, 2016, proposed rule to revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, by removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). In […]

Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the draft Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy. The draft new policy is needed to implement recent Executive Office and Department of the Interior mitigation policies that necessitate a shift from project-by-project to landscape-scale approaches to planning and implementing compensatory mitigation. The draft new policy […]

Northern Spotted Owl Listed As a Threatened Species Under the California Endangered Species Act

“On August 25, 2016, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously to list the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The owl is already listed as a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The Commission’s action increased protections for the species […]

Methodology for Prioritizing Status Reviews and Accompanying 12- Month Findings on Petitions for Listing Under the Endangered Species Act

Blowing Smoke Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine! Below is the Summary of the new “non-binding” proposal to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (dis)Service in keeping up with the demands of environmentalists who use the Endangered Species Act and the petitioning process to make gobs of money. Essentially it doesn’t matter what it says, because […]