Wolves Need a Fair Review


Register-Guard editorial The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently delayed its independent analysis of a plan to drop endangered species protections for wolves. That’s a start, but the agency should go further by ensuring that its plans receive a rigorous peer review that focuses on the science and not the politics of delisting. Better yet, … Continue reading Wolves Need a Fair Review

Excuse me but when exactly did the USFWS become the CIA?


By Bob Ferris I have worked on conservation issues through more than seven administrations and during that time I have known personally most of the directors of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  In nearly all instances these have basically been stand-up folks trying to do the best job possible under trying circumstances.  With all … Continue reading Excuse me but when exactly did the USFWS become the CIA?

Gray wolves need time


  Recovery has been robust, but it’s not yet complete Eugene Register Guard  June 12, 2013   The federal government should abandon its premature plan to remove endangered species protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states — including Oregon, where the apex predator’s numbers have yet to reach sustainable levels.   The U.S. … Continue reading Gray wolves need time

Decision on wolf protections in Lower 48 delayed


  by The Associated Press May 20, 2013   BILLINGS — Federal wildlife officials are postponing a much-anticipated decision on whether to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states.   In a court filing Monday, government attorneys say “a recent unexpected delay” is indefinitely holding up action on the predators. No further … Continue reading Decision on wolf protections in Lower 48 delayed

U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list


  U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed.   By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times April 25, 2013, 6:20 p.m.   Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in … Continue reading U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list

Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States


For immediate release, March 5, 2013 Contacts: Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 PORTLAND, Ore.— In an effort championed by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), 52 House members sent a letter today to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging an … Continue reading Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States