For Wolves

4.12.2007

The wolves have finally come home to the Rockies. I would like to see them reclaim their historical homes to the full extent, and not be hunted to the verge of extinction - again. I've been lucky enough to witness these beautiful creatures while backpacking in Idaho's rugged, untouched wilderness, and couldn't imagine the backcountry without them.

As someone who cares about wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies, I am very concerned with the Bush Administration's proposal to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Idaho and Wyoming.

As a natural part of a healthy ecosystem, it is inconceivable to not protect their return. Wolves are important apex predators who help maintain balance in the ecosystems of which they are an integral part. I'm ashamed of Idaho's political stance of hunting the wolves to near extinction, and for less than $10 bucks per wolf at that. Is that all these magnificent creatures are worth?

I want wolves around for future outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy, and because they are a natural part of a healthy ecosystem. Wolves once thrived in much of the lower 48 states; today they hang on at only 5 percent of their former numbers. Since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone and the central Idaho wilderness in 1995, they have helped plant and animal systems come back into balance. Willows and aspen now grow, beavers and riparian bird species thrive, coyotes and bears benefit from food sources provided by wolves.

Please join me in protecting the environment by protecting wolves, you will be working towards preserving their role in a once vital and healty ecosystem.

Take Action for Rocky Mountian Grey Wolves!

Step 1. Click here to tell the Bush Administration to Protect Grey Wolves!

Step 2. Please send your comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before May 9th, 2007. Politely urge them not to remove wolves from the endangered species list in the Northern Rocky Mountain States. [Here are some excellent points to cover]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wolf Delisting
585 Shepard Way
Helena, MT 59601
Email: NRMGrayWolf@fws.gov

Defenders of Wildlife Form

Thank you for standing up for wolves!


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