wolves

February 2, 2024

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) denied a petition to restore federal protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. This decision allows several states to continue relentless efforts to eradicate the species.

September 12, 2022

MISSOULA, MT‚ÄĒ Nine conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today to challenge the U.S. Forest Service‚Äôs 2021 decision to authorize expanded livestock grazing on six allotments on the east side of Montana‚Äôs Paradise Valley. The allotments lie just north of Yellowstone National Park in occupied grizzly bear habitat.

August 25, 2022

Helena, MT-- Today, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission met to determine the framework for the 2022-23 wolf hunting and trapping season, including quotas around Yellowstone National Park.

In response, Bonnie Rice, Senior Representative for the Sierra Club in the Yellowstone and Northern Rockies regions, issued the following statement:

August 9, 2022

VICTOR, Idaho‚ÄĒ Wildlife conservation organizations sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for missing its deadline to decide whether gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains warrant federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.¬†

July 7, 2021

Montana‚ÄĒ The Global Indigenous Council today released ‚ÄúFAMILY,‚ÄĚ a short film highlighting the deep cultural connection Indigenous Nations share with wolves and the major threats currently facing imperiled wolves in the lower 48 states. WATCH ‚ÄúFAMILY‚ÄĚ on the Global Indigenous Council YouTube page here.

October 29, 2020

In the latest attack on endangered species, the Trump administration today finalized a rule stripping protections from gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states. The politically-driven move will turn wolf management over to historically hostile state agencies

July 15, 2019

Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in a comment period that closed today. This is one of the largest numbers of comments ever submitted on a federal decision involving endangered species and reflects broad dissatisfaction with the Trump administration’s politically driven move to turn wolf management over to state agencies across most of the lower 48 states.

May 3, 2019

Hudson, WI-- Today, at a hearing about the Trump administration’s move to remove gray wolves in the Lower 48 states from federal Endangered Species Act protections, several conservation and community organizations spoke out against the proposal. The groups emphasized the dangers of removing federal protections for the gray wolf-- including delisting prematurely and pulling resources away from full recovery efforts.

April 30, 2019

Denver, CO-- Yesterday, a coalition of organizations joined a hearing to oppose the Trump administration’s decision to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list across the lower 48 states. Members of the public, wildlife experts, and conservation advocates, as well as a representative from Congressman Joe Neguse’s office, stressed the need for continued federal safeguards to ensure the gray wolf population reaches full recovery before losing its endangered status.

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April 29, 2019

DENVER, CO (April 29, 2019) ‚ąí Community members of Denver and the surrounding areas will gather on Monday, April 29, to give verbal testimony in opposition to the proposed delisting of the gray wolf. Expert panelists representing the scientific and recreational communities will be in attendance.