18 October 2011 Wyoming Wolves Need You Posted by: Chris Burley | Leave a comment | Share: Have you heard about what’s happening in Wyoming? The state is gunning to shoot wolves on sight across nearly 90% of the state — even on national forests and other publicly owned lands. Worse, state officials are now pushing the policy with the blessing of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! This is the greatest threat to the recovery of wolves in the Rockies today! Defenders of Wildlife has set an ambitious goal of sending 100,000 messages to save our wolves. Already, nearly 60,000 people have taken action, but we need your help to meet our goal. Here are two ways you can help right now: Take action. Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe that you OPPOSE the premature delisting of wolves in Wyoming. Spread the word: Post this action on Facebook and Twitter. The Obama Administration’s proposal allows indiscriminate wolf killing across the vast majority of Wyoming… even on national forests and other lands owned by the American taxpayer. Congressional action has already eliminated important federal wolf protections in Idaho and Montana. Now the Obama Administration is walking away from its responsibility to ensure a healthy wolf population in the region by backing Wyoming’s flawed wolf plan. Under these plans, wolf numbers in Wyoming and throughout the Northern Rockies may be driven below sustainable levels. Vital dispersal of wolves to other states where wolves have historically made their homes – particularly Colorado and Utah, which have no established wolf packs yet – may also become next to impossible. And states like Idaho and Montana may even be tempted to follow Wyoming’s lead, ushering in new policies that would allow wolves in those states to be killed on sight as well. We only have until January 13th to make our voices heard. Please speak out for the future of wolves in the West. Take action now. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?