May Social Distancing Hour – An Online Discussion of Our Work
May 26, 2021
This Session’s Topic:
Wolves in the West
Wolves are on trial in the West yet again. Advocates for the West and our partners at Kettle Range Conservation Group, Western Watersheds Project, and Living with Wolves are fighting for the protection of our Pacific Northwest wolves, even as law makers and federal agencies do all they can to thwart the re-establishment of healthy wolf packs in western states.
While we are hopeful we will succeed in our efforts to protect wolves on the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington from being slain over ranching conflicts, we’re horrified by new Idaho legislation that permits the use of helicopters, snowmobiles, ATVs, traps and snares, and night vision equipment to kill up to 90% of Idaho’s wolf population. Governor Brad Little recently signed this egregious new bill into law, despite widespread public outcry and written statements from retired state, federal and tribal wildlife managers imploring him to consider sound science demonstrating that livestock losses from wolves are minuscule and elk populations have actually increased since the reintroduction of wolves more than 20 years ago.
We hope you will join us for an online discussion of issues facing wolves in the Pacific Northwest, and what we and our partners are doing to fight the slaughter of these important native predators.
Following the presentation will be a Q&A session, and the webinar will be recorded and archived along with past Social Distancing Hours on our YouTube channel. We look forward to seeing you online!