Where’s the science? Fish and Wildlife Service must rewrite proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves (an excerpt)


By Paul Paquet and Bob Ferris  Special to the Mercury News   Silicon Valley embraces science and loves innovation. Sadly, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently shown contempt for both when it comes to the recovery of gray wolves — particularly in the wilds of Northern California where a lone wolf recently visited for … Continue reading Where’s the science? Fish and Wildlife Service must rewrite proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves (an excerpt)

Updating Roosevelt: Teddy and the Wolves


By Bob Ferris   I have frequently observed that some of the folks who wrap themselves most tightly in the American flag are those who take some of the most un-American actions.  I think the same is true about those who worship Teddy Roosevelt without really understanding historical context, what he actually stood for, and … Continue reading Updating Roosevelt: Teddy and the Wolves

Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2013 CONTACT: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, 707-779-9613 Jasmine Minbashian, Conservation Northwest, 360-671-9950 x129 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789 Lauren Richie, California Wolf Center, 443-797-2280 Pamela Flick, Defenders of Wildlife, 916-203-6927 Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, 503-283-6343 x210 SEATTLE— Demonstrating Americans’ broad opposition to … Continue reading Press Release: Over 100,000 in Northwest Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting

Nearly a Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections From Wolves


Animal Welfare Institute * California Wolf Center * Cascadia Wildlands * Center for Biological Diversity * Conservation Northwest * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Endangered Species Coalition Environmental Information Protection Center * Environmental Action * International Fund for Animal Welfare * Kansas Wild * Living with Wolves * National Parks Conservation Association * Natural … Continue reading Nearly a Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections From Wolves

RMEF: Mutiny and the False Flag


By Bob Ferris   I often read historic fiction about the time when big sailing ships ruled the seas.  One frequent theme of these novels is mutiny.  The more I think about the situation at the Rocky Mountian Elk Foundation, the more it reminds me of a ship where a mutiny has taken place.  But instead … Continue reading RMEF: Mutiny and the False Flag

WDFW: Did You Ever Think to Ask?


By Bob Ferris In my experience so many conflicts are avoidable simply by checking in and asking simple questions.  In our office we do it all the time.  Is anyone else too hot?  Is my humming of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony bothering you?  Can I put popcorn in the microwave?  Anytime someone deals with a space … Continue reading WDFW: Did You Ever Think to Ask?

Bob Ferris Talks about Wolves on the Radio


Bob Ferris talks about wolves on radio station KSVR in Mount Vernon, Washington.  As the clock ticks down on the gray wolf delisting comment period, it is important to get get the facts and get active on wolves.  The interview starts at the 7:10 minute mark. Click Here to LIsten  

USFWS’s Wolf Delisting Fiasco (Last Chance for Comments)


By Bob Ferris Last June when the US Fish and Wildlife Service submitted a proposal to essentially delist gray wolves in the Western States they compromised the credibility of the Agency, ignored the public will and opened themselves to what has become global criticism from the scientific community.  This latter shortcoming was epitomized by the … Continue reading USFWS’s Wolf Delisting Fiasco (Last Chance for Comments)

Press Release: Conservation Groups Call for Additional Hearings on Gray Wolf Delisting


Pacific Wolf Coalition members seek hearings in Washington, Oregon and California   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2013   CONTACT: Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, 707-779-9613 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789 Lauren Richie, California Wolf Center, 443-797-2280 Pamela Flick, Defenders of Wildlife, 916-203-6927 Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, 503-551-1717 … Continue reading Press Release: Conservation Groups Call for Additional Hearings on Gray Wolf Delisting