After many many complaints, comment period will run until Oct. 28-

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today extended the public comment period until October 28 on two proposed rules to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Threatened and Endangered Species, while maintaining protection and expanding recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) in the Southwest, where it will stay “endangered.”

Numerous groups, for and against these proposals, are suggesting ways to comment, arguments to make.

Defenders of Wildlife

Natural Resources Defense Council articles such as,
Stacking the science? Fish and Wildlife Service’s gray wolf peer review process.
National Wolf Delisting: Too Much, Too Soon

There will be a “national rally to protect America’s wolves” at the National Monument this Saturday, Sept. 7.

Comments can be sent directly to the government at



About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

5 Responses to Comment period extended on gray wolf delisting, Mexican wolf protection and expansion

  1. Nancy says:

    The link “national rally to protect America’s wolves” has a very good video on the site. A must see if you are wondering what all the fuss is about.

    Good IMHO, because I live in one of the states (Montana) bent on “managing” ALL wildlife, for the benefit of a few.

    Least we forget:

    pred·a·tor (prd-tr, -tôr)
    1. An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
    2. One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one’s own gain

  2. Mtn Mamma says:

    Is anybody here planning on attending any of the public comment hearings?

    “Information on the Washington, DC; Sacramento, CA; and Albuquerque, NM public hearings
    We will hold three public hearings on the proposal to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (78 FR 35664). Public hearings will be held on the dates and at the locations listed below:
    • September 30, 2013, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in Washington, DC. Department of the Interior, Auditorium, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20240; (202) 208-3100.
    • October 2, 2013, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in Sacramento, California. Clarion Inn, Martinique Ball Room, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815; (916) 922-8041.
    • October 4, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m., in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Embassy Suites, Sandia Room, 1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102; (505) 245-7100. This public hearing will also cover the proposed revision to the nonessential experimental population of the Mexican wolf (78 FR 35719). ”

  3. Nancy says:

    Found it rather interesting that while on this the site, when I clicked on file and then send (an email) my computer decided to freeze up and after more than a few frustrating moments, I had to shut it down, restart and go from there.

    Anybody else having that problem?


September 2013


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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