California Fish and Game Commission Opposes Federal Wolf-Delisting

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Wolf Advocates at California Fish and Game Commission Hearing June 14, 2014.

The Gray Wolf de-listing proposed by the Trump Administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was opposed in a very strong letter from the California Fish and Game Commission, which voted to list the Gray Wolf under the California Endangered Species Act on June 14, 2014.

The Commission’s letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chides the agency’s plan to delist Gray wolves in the lower-48 states on the basis that, “a proclamation of recovery appears very premature,” and stating, “Federal Policy should reflect a greater commitment to active gray wolf recovery efforts, identifying and protecting critical habitat and movement corridors, maintaining a population level consistent with ecosystem functionality, and innovative policy and guidance to reduce lethal control as a management strategy.”  EPIC agrees with the Fish and Game Commission. To read the entire letter, click here.