Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan

[Photo from Arizona Governor's Office]

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has issued a draft recovery plan for the Mexican Grey Wolf which inhabits parts of Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico. You can read the entire plan here.

FWS is soliciting public comments which must be submitted before August 29th. You can comment here. Ranchers are generally against any recovery plan because Mexican Wolves prey upon sheep and cattle, see articles here.

Here is a quote from the plan:

We expect the status of the Mexican wolf to improve such that we can downlist to threatened status in approximately 16-20 years. We expect to achieve delisting criteria in approximately 25-35 years for a total estimated cost of $262,575,000. These timeframes are based on expectation of full funding, implementation as provided for in the recovery plan and implementation strategy, and full cooperation of binational partners.”

Can you think of any better way to spend that money? Or just not spend it at all? Why not just delist the wolf and let Nature take its course?

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6 Comments on "Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan"

  1. Chris Horquilla | July 3, 2017 at 1:05 am |

    Another $263 million of the tax payer hard earned tax dollar being flushed down the toilet.

  2. Talk with hunters who have had successful harvest and had to defend them in the middle of the night. Very harrowing stories

  3. Don B fooled | July 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm |

    The so-called “public hearings” are organized to maximize participation from NAU students. Ranchers from southern Arizona, who nonetheless are in Zones 1 or 2, must drive a minimum of 257 miles each way to attend a hearing. One hearing is in Flagstaff either right on the boundary or north of the boundary of the Mexican wolf program. Another hearing is in Albuquerque, also on the northern boundary of the wolf program. If the NAU and big city activists can’t attend the meetings in their home towns, the next nearest meeting is less than 100 miles away. The point of the public hearings apparently is for everyone to hear the people who agree with expanding the budget of the USFWS.

  4. Bob Brister | July 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm |

    The draft recovery plan prohibits wolves north of I-40 which does not make sense. The Kaibab Plateau is great wolf habitat. Mexican wolves should be in the Tushar, Abajo, and San Juan mountains. More wolves, less politics.

  5. Chris Harbin | July 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm |

    Bob Brister. You are right!

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