Manage our Wolves Act

Manage our Wolves Act

(Sec. 2) This bill addresses the protection of the gray wolf (<i>Canis lupus</i>) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Specifically, the Department of the Interior must issue a rule to remove the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 states from the list of endangered or threatened species and reinstate a rule that removed the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes region from the list. The bill exempts those rules from judicial review as well as a rule that removed the gray wolf in Wyoming from the list.

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American Resident voted yea on behalf of 5 people
Wolves are awesome. Who doesn't want to protect wolves? I get it... But managing this type of thing at a federal level is difficult, which is why I will always vote for it to be done at a state level.

Here is why I vote Yea for the removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

I live in Cape Cod, and the The U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) has caused the seal population to... show more
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Austin New voted nay on behalf of 50 people
This would delist wolves as endangered or threatened in all their ranges and hand control to the states. (States already manage wolves in ranges where wolves are not listed as endandered or threatened.) While in theory the states could do a better job handling their wolf populations, I value the USFWS's leadership in the reintroduction and management of wolves and would like to see their leadership reaffirmed rather than undermined.

For some wolf FAQs see: https://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/faq.html show more
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American Resident voted yea on behalf of 5 people
Wolves are awesome. Who doesn't want to protect wolves? I get it... But managing this type of thing at a federal level is difficult, which is why I will always vote for it to be done at a state level.

Here is why I vote Yea for the removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

I live in Cape Cod, and the The U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) has caused the seal population to... show more
1 month ago •  Endorse
Benjamin Hadden voted yea on behalf of 1 person
My understanding is that wolves are not currently endangered by any stretch; they fall under the "Least Concern" category, and have populations of many 10,000's in North America. I'd prefer to remove "Endangered Species" protections for them, and manage them in the way that other animal ranges are managed by state Fish & Wildlife agencies - this ought to allow federal Endangered Species resources to be focused on truly endangered animals. show more
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Austin New voted nay on behalf of 50 people
This would delist wolves as endangered or threatened in all their ranges and hand control to the states. (States already manage wolves in ranges where wolves are not listed as endandered or threatened.) While in theory the states could do a better job handling their wolf populations, I value the USFWS's leadership in the reintroduction and management of wolves and would like to see their leadership reaffirmed rather than undermined.

For some wolf FAQs see: https://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/faq.html show more
1 month ago •  Endorse
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