Support Washington's wolves
Need for comment is over. On Dec 3, 2011, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the state wolf plan.
Thanks for your support for Washington's wolves!
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has released an environmental impact statement and preferred plan to address conservation, management, and recovery of Washington's wolves.
Washington's proposed wolf plan is scientifically sound, collaborative, and compelling. Send your support by comment deadline of Friday, Nov 18, 2011.
It's none too soon for a state plan: Wolves are returning on their own, including the Teanaway pack in the Cascades. There are now five wolf packs in our state. But with poaching of the Lookout pack and loss of federal protection for the Diamond, Salmo, and Smackout packs, the position of Washington's wolves is precarious. They need a science-based recovery plan.
Now is the time to let Washington's Fish & Wildlife Commission know that state residents want a strong plan for Washington's wolves. Urge the Commission to adopt the wolf plan and to maintain its scientific integrity. The Commission is hearing from wolf opponents. They need to hear from you, too!