Besmirching the Wolf and Roosevelt’s Ghost


By Bob Ferris    “We’re continuing to see an alarming trend in Western wildlife management. I am calling it the “Predator Death Spiral.” The underlying cause of this phenomina [sic] is when a wildlife agency attempts to hide or “pad” their big game population estimates when over predation begins to take hold. This in turn … Continue reading Besmirching the Wolf and Roosevelt’s Ghost

Comments, Comments, Get Your Red Hot Comments


Today is the last day of wolf comments and folks are speaking up.  Please click these links to see what people are saying. Cascadia Wildlands People Pictures and Comments: Wolf Comments People with Pictures American Society of Mammalogists: ASM 2013 Wolf Delisting letter_revision_15Dec And last but certainly not least, Cascadia Wildlands' joint comments with Center … Continue reading Comments, Comments, Get Your Red Hot Comments

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

Problems with the White Knight, Red Queen and Wolves


By Bob Ferris   I have been working in the wolf arena for most of my post-college career and so I watched with great interest the crowds at the various wolf hearings which by all accounts and in all places leaned towards continued federal-level gray wolf protections.  At the same time I have also watched … Continue reading Problems with the White Knight, Red Queen and Wolves

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)

Nature Magazine: Grey wolves left out in cold (an excerpt)


By Chris Woolston Nature September 11, 2013   US plan to remove federal protection elicits howls of protest.   Central Kentucky is coyote country. But the 33-kilo­gram animal shot by a hunter near Munfordville this spring was definitely not a coyote. Its huge paws, broad snout and massive build suggested that it was a grey … Continue reading Nature Magazine: Grey wolves left out in cold (an excerpt)

Wolves need protection to fully recover


By Doug Tompkins and Peter Metcalf Salt Lake City Tribune Sep 07 2013  Wildlands need their full complement of species to maintain their ecological integrity. Thus it has been heartening to see the gray wolf repopulate the rugged northern Rockies and expansive western Great Lakes in recent years. But postage-stamp populations of wolves on the … Continue reading Wolves need protection to fully recover

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

NYT: Wolves Under Review


New York Times August 15, 2013   In June, the Fish and Wildlife Service prematurely proposed to end federal protection for gray wolves in the lower 48 states in the belief that wolves had fully recovered from near eradication in the early 20th century. This was politics masquerading as science. The Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading NYT: Wolves Under Review