|My Official Comments regarding the "Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan"
November 28, 2005
From: Julie Kay Smithson
213 Thorn Locust Lane
London, Ohio 43140
To: Anne Pressentin Young & ODFW
17330 SE Evelyn Street
Clackamas, Oregon 97015
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
CC: Many Concerned Citizens, County Commissioners, Elected Officials, Radio Talk Show Hosts, publications, Farm Bureaus, farmers, ranchers and others nationwide, as well as to all my contacts in Oregon. I ask that everyone receiving this please write your own comments on this and do it ASAP, emailing email@example.com, using all or part of my comments if you wish. I also ask that everyone receiving this email please don't hesitate to forward it to everyone you know who would be made a victim -- either directly or indirectly -- by this arbitrary and capricious action and agenda being pursued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, against Oregon State Statutes and with the direct result of putting Oregon, its people, visitors, wildlife, livestock and pets, etc. DIRECTLY in harm's way. This "Plan" MUST be Stopped!
So ... it is most interesting that the email address given here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/ here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/voicing_comments.asp and here http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=8499 -- AnneM.Pressentin@state.or.us -- is WRONG. How many commenters will get their comments returned as undeliverable because of this? Interesting, indeed ...
The Correct email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I shall try AGAIN.
According to what is located here: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/voicing_comments.asp to wit: "The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is currently accepting public comments on proposed amendments to the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and administrative rules. Written comments must be received by close of business Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, to be considered," all my comments shall be seriously considered and none shall be discounted or cast aside as being "off-topic."
Much of the text located here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/ and here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Wolves/2005_proposed_wolf_plan.pdf is false. Since the text located here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/ and here http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Wolves/2005_proposed_wolf_plan.pdf is what the "Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan" is based upon, the entire premise is false.
Commenting on the very real and proven vector-borne disease threat is viable and highly recommended. Focusing not only on wolf diseases, but also on the fact that vector-borne diseases are spread by wolves, should be of highest priority. The Centers for Disease Control -- CDC -- are already on high alert regarding avian flu. Birds, like wildlife, recognize no barriers or boundaries. Domestic livestock and pets, on the other hand, are kept in closed surroundings, and thus are far less likely to spread disease. Please send your comments ASAP by email to AnneM.Pressentin@state.or.us so that they are received by midnight, Pacific time, Wednesday, November 30, 2005 -- no matter where you live. It is of Great Importance that comments are received from concerned citizens nationwide, not just in Oregon. Rather than simply remove the three items -- the take, the compensation, and making the wolf a game mammal -- "or" move them to the index, the Entire Plan -- "The Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan" -- must be Scrapped/Trashed. The only place in the Oregon Revised Statutes where wolves are mentioned at all is as an exotic animal, under animal control -- and prohibits against keeping of exotic animals under ORS -- wolves are neither 'native' nor 'endangered' species. Wolves do not meet the criteria, as set forth in the Oregon Revised Statutes, for 'endangered' status. The "Plan" is, therefore, a moot point and should be Immediately declared dead and rescinded.
I Strongly Recommend that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife contact Dr. Val Geist email@example.com and Will Graves firstname.lastname@example.org for their expert advice and many facts on the side of the wolf issue that ODFW appears to gloss over and discount as being of little to no importance to the economic health and well-being of Oregon and the residents of Oregon.
Wolves can -- and do -- transmit diseases.
Wolves can -- and do -- attack wildlife, livestock, pets and people.
Contrary to what a certain segment of the self-proclaimed 'environmentalist' and 'conservationalist' population 'envision,' wolves are NOT overgrown dogs. They are large predators. They eat meat -- whether that meat is a deer, elk, calf, foal (young horse), pet dog or someone's child. Should any reader scoff at my comments, that reader need look no further than Will Graves and Dr. Val Geist for the FACTS.
Anyone enamored of the pipe dream that wolves are romantic, mystical creatures must study the photographs below. It is made easy -- by such agencies as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and various state departments of Fish and Game or Fish and Wildlife, along with their private sector 'environmental' and 'conservation' partners, to paint the wolf as a wraith, small in numbers and in need of protection.
In the real world, predators are not the ones in need of protection.
Predators -- and those that seek to loose them upon the public -- are what has been used to 'rurally cleanse' many parts of America of its ability to feed and clothe and care for itself. When huge areas are cordoned off, ostensibly for 'critical habitat,'
My entire Official Public Comments on the Oregon Wolf 'Plan,' dated November 20, 2004, and posted here:
http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles11/my_official_oregon_wolf.htm are to be included -- both by inclusion and by reference -- within the parameters of my Official Public Comments today.
Full text of my November 20, 2004, Comments (Warning: Graphic Photos):
My Official Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’ Comments - “It is like having several terrorists in your back yard.” – Deb Robinette, Diamond G Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming.
November 20, 2004
By Julie Kay Smithson
213 Thorn Locust Lane
London, Ohio 43140
A howling success ... http://www.lmtribune.com. -----. Contact Ed Bangs: email@example.com. 406-449-5225 ext. 204. Mr. Bangs is the federal wolf recovery coordinator in Helena, Montana ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/a_howling_success.htm - 14k - Cached - Similar pages
Ed Bangs -- firstname.lastname@example.org
or 406-449-5225 ext. 204 -- federal wolf recovery
wolves spotted in elk refuge ...
Bangs said. http://www.trib.com/AP/wire_detail.php?wire_num=79748.
Contact Ed Bangs: email@example.com or 406-449-5225 ext. 204. He's ...
them. Those requirements have been satisfied and delisting will begin
soon, said Ed Bangs -- firstname.lastname@example.org
or 406-449-5225 ext. ...
Wolf sighted at school bus stop ... Also of note: Ed Bangs, US Fish & Wildlife Service, is the federal wolf recovery coordinator in Helena, Montana. ... email@example.com. 406-449-5225 ext. 204. www.propertyrightsresearch.org/wolf_sighted_at_school_bus_stop.htm - 7k - Cached - Similar pages
May Be Coming Back Into Utah ...
little doubt about it," said Ed Bangs, the Montana-based
coordinator of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's [FWS] wolf recovery
wolf kills calf near Mackay ...
Contact Ed Bangs: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 406-449-5225 ext. 204. Mr. Bangs ...
1 - 10 of about 305 from www.propertyrightsresearch.org
for "wolves". All the results from this search at my
website, and every word contained in them, are hereby included by
reference in my Official Public Comments on the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’.
Wolves At The Door: Ranchers Uneasy December 30, 2002. WOLVES AND PEOPLE. The Salt Lake Tribune. PO Box 867. Salt Lake City, Utah 84110. 801-257-8800. ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/wolves_at_the_door.htm - 20k - Cached - Similar pages
Wolves on westward prowl - Endangered red wolves' chief threat to survival: Hybridization with indigenous coyotes. (Note: This is ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles5/wolves_on_westward_prowl.htm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages
How to live with wolves a question that's here to stay in Wisconsin. (Note: This reporter is making an assumption, which is a dangerous thing to do. ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles5/how_to_live_with_wolves_a_questi.h tm - 12k - Cached - Similar pages
Night of the Wolves. January 9, 2003. By Cat Urbigkit. Pinedale, Wyoming. email@example.com. ... We could hear the wolves howling from the hill behind the house. ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles/night_of_the_wolves.htm - 16k - Cached - Similar pages
When Biologists Stocked Alaska with Wolves. (Note: Keeping in mind that the experiment was conducted on a remote ISLAND that had no farms or ranches with ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles5/when_biologists_stocked_alaska_w.h tm - 9k - Cached - Similar pages
Ino logger has close encounter with wolves. (Note: No additional comments needed. For all the talk about wolves not being a danger ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles5/ino_logger_has_close_encounter_w.h tm - 10k - Cached - Similar pages
Pack of 7 wolves slain after killing cows. (Note: This is the stripped-down version of the article that several 'major muzzled media' printed/posted. ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles2/pack_of_7_wolves_slain_after_kil.h tm - 10k - Cached - Similar pages
Wolves: Can't live with 'em, CAN live without 'em. January 1, 2003. ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles/wolves.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages
Feds kill Montana wolves. (Note: Those that become incensed about wolves -- which these people's own actions and activities caused to have been 're'introduced ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/2004/articles4/feds_kill_montana_wolves.htm - 5k - Cached - Similar pages
Timber wolves resurgent in upper Midwest: Once Endangered, Animals Are Now 3,100 Strong in Area and Again Pose a Threat to Livestock ... www.propertyrightsresearch.org/timber_wolves_resurgent_in_upper.htm - 13k - Cached - Similar pages
Now for more photos:
for more photos:
killed by wolves.
“The first picture is of a calf that Jon and I found one
day riding the forest checking on the cows and calves. We came upon this
calf and [at first thought] it looked like it had died of natural
causes. But, as we looked closer, the calf had its tongue out of its
mouth and it just didn't look right. Jon called the Game & Fish and
they came out and skinned the calf. At this time, the wolves were new to
us and how they killed, and the Game and Fish personnel of Wyoming were
in the same boat. The hemorrhaging under the hide is a good sign that it
was killed. The Game & Fish ruled out bear, so we were fairly sure
that we knew what did it. We had the past Director of Alaska Fish and
Game look at this picture and he said it was wolves. The wolves just
‘sport killed’ this calf … they did not even eat him. We were not
reimbursed for this calf as it was not a ‘confirmed kill.’ … It is
like having several terrorists in your back yard.” – Deb Robinette,
Diamond G Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming.
For those familiar with Hegelian Dialectic, language deception, Aesopian language, facilitation and consensus techniques, such a foisting onto the people and their children, livestock and pets -- not to mention the herbivores in the neighborhood -- of Oregon is tantamount to wanton, criminal destruction of said people and animals. Of course, wolf populations ‘rebound’ at ‘remarkable’ rates: when they have had their few predators removed and have been given ‘carte blanche’ by federal agents acting to fulfill a resource theft agenda, they will most certainly feed well and will multiply like rabbits. The wolf, of course -- and in other areas, the cougar, wolverine, grizzly, etc. -- is merely the tool, the ‘poster species’ being used to decimate the ‘historic habitat’, if you will, of the human and his charges (that that he stewards).
I liken such very real actions by agents of federal agencies and their ‘partners’, to crimes that would secure lifetime prison sentences, were they to be committed in reverse, by real people without such ‘immunity’ from prosecution as the Endangered Species Act and other ‘legislation’ affords.
Here’s another photo of what is planned for people, their pets, livestock, children and the wildlife of Oregon:
“[These] two pictures [are] of an eleven-day-old Paint colt that Jon and I owned. This colt was killed about 200 yards behind our house. We did not find it til morning when I went to check on the mares and colts. It was in a small pond of water. The wolves had sorted it off from the rest of the horses by running them into a fence corner, forcing the adult horses to go through the fence. The only mark on the outside hide of the colt was a bite mark on the face. We called Wildlife Services and Mike Jimenez (Wyoming Wolf Coordinator) … they came out and skinned the colt. Merrill Nelson with Wildlife Services confirmed it [to be] a wolf kill. We were paid by Defenders of Wildlife for the colt. We received $2000 for this colt. I had to send Defenders the colt’s parents’ registration papers and also send them clippings [from] the Paint Horse Journal so that they could compare the price I was asking for the colt. I had asked for $2500, but Defenders has a limit of $2000 [per kill]. I had not wanted to sell this colt in the first place … Jon and I had to pay income tax on the $2000. … It is like having several terrorists in your back yard.” – Deb Robinette, Diamond G Ranch, 791 Dunoir Road, Dubois, Wyoming 82513. 307-455-2976; Fax: 307-455-3715. Steve Gordon (ranch owner), 841 Dunoir Road, Dubois, Wyoming 82513. 307-455-3391.
Jim Beers, a former longtime U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee and whistleblower, has written copious articles about just such criminal actions by his former employer.
Here are just a few must-reads he has penned, all of which refer to what has been done to decimate Rural America under the guise of wolf and other large predator ‘re’ introduction:
The Stench of Corruption
June 2, 2004
[excerpt; truly you simply MUST read this one!]:
[Defenders of Wildlife] recently sent a letter [April 22, 2004] to a
ranch family in Montana. This family raises sheep near a Wilderness Area
and they lose sheep to grizzly bears. DOW now says they have
"decided to refine the terms of our Grizzly Bear Compensation
Trust." DOW says, "There are some places where it simply does
not make sense to encourage sheep grazing." DOW claims that such
ranches -- "as defined by the Interagency Grizzly Bear
Guidelines" -- will have "existing sheep allotments"
"monitored, evaluated, and phased out." DOW
"will no longer pay compensation for sheep depredation by grizzly
bears on (such) public lands." [emphasis added]
DOW -- through the power and authority (as "partners") of the
Federal government laws and bureaucracy -- not only hoodwinks us about
the hidden costs we will all pay for these wolves and bears; they [also]
openly use their "partner" role to intimidate ranchers into
selling out [emphasis added] (cheap) and for the federal government
to pick up not only the allotment uses but also the ranch properties
that are no longer viable. Families sacrificed for animals and
government power [are] no bargain. The stench of this sort of corruption
of Wildlife Action Fund is now "united" with The League of
Conservation Voters and Friends of Earth Action…”
The Predator Card
[excerpt: “”] Oh, what the heck – this one deserves to be included in my Official Public Comments on the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’ in its entirety:
four wolves killed 85 sheep in central Idaho in one weekend. But,
“they only kill the sick ones.” They only "balance" Mother
Nature. They don't kill for "sport." It is
"important" that they be reintroduced back to where a wiser
generation eradicated them. They "don't" reduce game
populations. They aren't "dangerous" to people. And so the
Defenders of Wildlife and their U.S. Fish & Wildlife partners tuck
us all into bed.
are on the verge of spreading like wildfire across the country.
Between all the protection and unoccupied (by large canid competitors)
habitat, and an ability to morph and adapt [that is] even greater than
their more solitary coyote cousins, they will spread like ink on a pane
WILL reduce deer, elk, moose, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, domestic
dogs, horses, sheep, calves (and an occasional cow), and yes, they
will be a danger to unaccompanied children and older people under
certain circumstances. They will learn to come into mall garbage
sites for food scraps in the evening. They WILL follow deer into
housing areas in the winter and be a hazard to dogs and schoolchildren.
They -- like the increasingly unmanaged and no-longer-harassed bears and
cougars -- WILL grow bolder around people and eventually attack
adult joggers on trails or old folks walking their dog or kids playing
in a park.
all the while … newspapers and TV folks will swallow and regurgitate
the pap served up by the animal rights cults that [say] wolves; like
sharks, cougars, and bears “don't do that.” That people are "in
their habitat." That the savaged person "behaved"
incorrectly. That their habitat should be "saved", and
people, homes and roads removed. That they have important
“functions” in the ecosystem. Like the turkeys that were once
claimed to “need” virgin forests -- or the Canada geese that were
once said to be able to breed only in far northern marshes -- wolves
will prove just how ignorant we are about their capabilities and
latest sleeping pill about what is happening, is that places outside current “critical
habitats” can manage the arriving wolves without Federal control
(‘at this time’). Ah yes, like including “local governments” in
planning committees, we are assuaged. We are calmed by the “fact”
that -- although 5 or 6 western states are having a lot of trouble -- it
won’t be like that for “us.” As Bugs Bunny used to whisper,
As wolves spread, there will be an outcry when Senator Claghorn’s
10-year-old golden retriever has her throat torn out, inside her
invisible fence as she looks for a place to urinate before coming in to
There will be an outcry when the elementary school kid in the snow, or the
high school athlete jogging through the woods, or the widow looking for
her cat behind the shed, bump into and are harmed -- or worse -- by one
or more wolves.
Defenders and US Fish & Wildlife Service will say [that] they are
the state’s wolves, go [hollering and screaming] to them. And people
state will lie and propagandize about how this is the result of past
hunting and environmental ignorance until they notice that people
aren’t swallowing anymore and then the fun begins.
[The state will then] explain that they can’t use
poisons anymore (EPA ‘prohibits’ it).
can’t use planes anymore, (Aerial Hunting Act prohibits it). The
Federal “trappers” don’t do this sort of thing [when it happens]
off Federal land.
can’t be used because of state laws, or because dogs will get in them
[or some other excuse]. Of course you can’t hunt or trap wolves in
National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges or in State Parks or State
Refuges or Natural Areas. The National Forests and Bureau of Land
Management will ‘have’ to do individual EIS’s and ‘they expect a
long court battle’.
many landowners will prohibit any wolf control on their land to
“protect” the wolves and their environment. And certain cities and
towns will prohibit any control within their boundaries. And the state
doesn’t have any money for all this. And on and on and on… It will
be like having a concealed weapons permit but you ‘can’t’
leave it in the car or have it near a school or church or park or
recreation building or government building or place that serves liquor
(i.e., most restaurants) or … fill in the blank.
no one will have an answer.
the state will shrug.
Defenders of Wildlife will smile.
Federal bureaucrats will refigure their retirement for the third time
politicians will offer to “help” by spending more of your money to
go through meaningless wolf control motions for years and years. Hunting
and trapping will suffer but government land acquisition and government
programs will prosper.
your grandkids will be taught how some callous people at one time
resisted the restoration of a native ecosystem. When they ask you who
they were, you will answer that you didn’t know any of them.
time to stop this was the first session of Congress (15 years ago) that
refused to reauthorize the Endangered Species Act. As long as that Act
continues, the problems will proliferate and answers will become more
and more remote.
is needed from determined citizens.
with honesty and strength of character must be elected to rewrite -- or
annul -- laws.
determined to uphold Constitutional values must be appointed. …
price is way too high, [just] so someone can say they heard a wolf howl
on the way home from the bus.
Please, Sir, More!
Many more of Jim’s articles are available here: http://www.allianceforamerica.org/bb/viewforum.php?f=91, http://www.iwmc.org/IWMC-Forum/JamesBeers/index.htm and http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/jbfrms.htm
Jim knows, as do most ranchers, farmers, and other savvy folks, the real intent and scope of siccing non-native large predators on folks in Oregon (and other states, but we’re focused on Oregon for these comments). Call it The Wildlands Project, ‘rewilding’, ‘protection’, or ‘restoration’, it is, bottom line, a ‘Plan’ to retake America’s natural resources and put them in the hands of a very few ‘power brokers’. Certainly it is a conspiracy! What else would you call a ‘Plan’, scheme, etc., that intends to defraud an honorable nation of people and reduce them to serfs? This is the same modus operandi that drove people from England and Europe and brought them to America’s shores – the need to have their own property and their own ability to be, in today’s buzzword and in the REAL meaning: sustainable. This means being self-sufficient, versatile, innovative, of keen mind and willing heart.
I venture to say that few -- and fewer every day -- federal employees have any of these qualities, qualities that are inherent in the responsible American resource provider and private property owner. Using a deception like ‘re’ introduction of wolves that are not native and are being used under the ruse of ‘rewilding’ or ‘restoring’ something ‘endangered’, in and of itself CREATES ACTUAL endangered species. In my own rural Ohio neighborhood, these REAL endangered species are called farmers. In Oregon, they are known as farmers, loggers, miners, ranchers, commercial fishermen and recreationists. The whole gamut is targeted for extinction, and the tools of the trade being used by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are: spotted owls, suckerfish, wolves, etc.
Now for the pets that are on the list to be exterminated by such a ‘Plan’:
next two pictures are of two of our wonderful dogs. Let me say this:
Neither of these dogs deserved to die like they did! The first dog is
Duke, our Great Pyrenees. He is not dead in this picture. The wolves
attacked him and bit him in the chest and head. I found him the next
morning, he was all covered with mud and blood. The wound in the chest
had broken some ribs. I was able to doctor him back to fairly good
health. It took a year for the wounds from the wolves to kill him. He
developed a cancer-type lump in his head, right where the wolves had
bitten him, and I had to have him put to sleep. Duke was 13 years old
and a very dear friend.”
“The other dog is Robi, our McNab stock dog. Jon had let
her out at about 11 PM to go to the bathroom. He did not know the wolves
Robi was killed just outside our back door.
She was not only killed by the wolves,
but they also ate part of her and dragged her body out into the
willows behind our house. I found her the next morning. Robi was 14
years old and semi-retired as she loved to work the cows. She was our
best dog and it upsets me so that she died this way.
I still cry when I have to go over this or show the picture
But, this is the only way to make people that think we need
these damn wolves to understand what we go through.
... Jon and I spent $1500 of our own money to build a kennel
for our other dogs. We have to keep them in the kennel when we are not
home and at night. We live on a ranch and all of our dogs that were
killed were on deeded ground. The horses were too. To date, Jon
and I have lost 5 wonderful dogs. Jon and I have a Jack Russell
terrier and another old stock dog that we keep in the house, when I take
them out during the night I have to check with a spotlight before
letting them out. We should not have to live this way. Why do we have
to sacrifice our lifestyle for something that we did not want? …
The ranch we are on loses several thousands of dollars because of
wolves, we are not reimbursed for our losses unless we get a
‘confirmed kill’. Most of the time all we find is the skull
and backbone and that is not enough to get a confirmed kill!
Well, I have gone on long enough, but this is so very upsetting to me and so very unfair. It is like having several terrorists in your back yard.” - Deb Robinett, Diamond G Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming
deceitful -- and how very, very WRONG it all is.
Such cancerous tumors on the once-healthy body of the American taxpayer must not be tolerated; they must not be allowed to continue.
This “‘PLAN’” is part of that parasitic existence. When can you recall “government programs” making your “quality of life” any better, or that of your friends, family and neighbors? Think about it, please!
Here’s what horse lovers can expect from this ‘Plan’ (better not even let this ‘Plan’ exist one more day; better scrap ANY ‘Plans’ to put large predators out there to kill your livestock, pets, wildlife, and someday, your children and you):
adult saddle horse that was killed last year. We pastured this horse for
our neighbors. The horse was alive on a Wednesday and on Friday of the
same week, he was all gone! He was also confirmed by Wildlife Services
as a confirmed kill, but we had to prove it... I found canine bite marks
in the horse’s hind legs; you had to look real close. Wildlife
Services skinned the hind legs and you could see the trauma there. We
also had to have a vet explain to Mike Jimenez why the blood was the way
it was on the hind legs. Mike [Jiminez] did not think that the wolves
would kill an adult horse. Jon spent all night Friday watching the
carcass, it was moonlit enough to see and Jon has a small pair of night
vision scope. That night 5 wolves came back and cleaned up the rest of
the carcass, at this time they was not much left of the horse. This
horse weighed approximately 1250 pounds. … It is like having several
terrorists in your back yard.” – Deb Robinette, Diamond G Ranch,
In addition to my own website, http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org, and the above website sources for the photos, there is: http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.com/, which has much information about wolves and how they and other large predators are used to decimate human populations by default (if it’s economic suicide to farm, fish, mine, log, ranch, etc., no one will live there and Gang Greed can take over). I highly recommend that you visit http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.com/ and study what you find there. Every word of this referenced website is also included by reference in my Official Public Comments on the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’, as the content of the site is pertinent -- one might say, vital -- to the full understanding of the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’. Also included by reference and a requisite for understanding the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’ -- and those of other states/agencies -- is the full text here: http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.com/wolf%20articles/it_really_is_politics.htm
Most reading these comments will agree that “possible habitat” is no valid reason for removing people from their homes and lands, such as has been done by such agencies as USFWS, using whichever “poster species” it thinks will “sell” the public on the “need” for “protection” and “management” -- or “restoration”, or, in this case, “re” “introduction” -- of non-native, much larger and definitely INVASIVE, Canadian gray wolves. “Possible habitat” can be ANYWHERE, for ANYTHING. What has happened that made Genesis-mandated stewardship of flora and fauna by Man, something aberrant?
The original wolf species that was native to Oregon, no longer exists. Using the very savvy quote below, I offer you the meat and potatoes of VALID SCIENCE:
“It is probably a healthy exercise, when
considering the extinction of species in this age, to remember that
many thousands of life forms have ceased to exist from wholly
natural causes -- dinosaurs spring invariably to mind. And
further that some organisms -- especially primitive
forms, which, as it were, are ‘past their prime’ -- will
pass into oblivion, both without human assistance and in spite of it.”
- from The Birdwatcher’s Companion, page 229, authored by Christopher
Leahy of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1982.)
Witness your “collaborative” pabulum below (the text of your “Introduction”):
to the current success of gray wolf reintroduction by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service in central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park, the
numbers of wolves and the range they cover are expanding.
federal law states that wolf populations in the tri-state recovery area
(Idaho, Wyoming and Montana) must achieve 30 breeding pairs, equitably
distributed for three years, before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
can initiate a proposal to delist the species. An estimated 771 wolves
in 51 or more breeding pairs have been documented in the recovery area
as of the end of 2003. These numbers mean the federal delisting process
could begin at any time.
Idaho alone, wolf populations have increased significantly during the
past several years. The fall 1998 population was estimated to be 114
animals. The fall 2003 population was estimated to be 345 wolves. As a
result of this continued growth in numbers, biologists expect wolves to
continue to disperse from Idaho into Oregon and become established.
following information provides some background on the history of wolves
in Oregon, their current biological and legal status, and issues
surrounding their migration into Oregon.
gray wolf has been extirpated from Oregon for more than 50 years,
meaning the species is native to Oregon, but no longer is found here.
gray wolf is listed as ‘threatened' under the federal Endangered
Species Act (ESA).
wolves that enter the state are fully protected by the ESA, which the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has legal authority to administer
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission classifies the wolf as an endangered
species under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.
to the ODFW Wildlife Diversity ‘Plan’, the agency strives to
reintroduce extirpated native species whenever possible. However, the
agency has no reintroduction ‘Plan’s for wolves. The Diversity
‘Plan’ predicts that there is no year-round habitat in Oregon that
would allow wolves to exist without conflict with land uses already in
place. Based on the experiences of the USFWS and those states currently
with wolves within their boundaries, conflicts have included livestock
depredation, livestock harassment, and changes to deer and elk
February 1999, a radio-collared gray wolf from Idaho entered Oregon,
resulting in heightened public interest and concern among residents of
northeast Oregon and members of the livestock industry. The female wolf,
identified by USFWS as B-45, was eventually captured in March 1999 by a
helicopter net gun crew near the Middle Fork John Day River and returned
two confirmed wolves have been found dead in Oregon. In May 2000 a
collared wolf was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 84 south of Baker
City, and in October 2000 an uncollared wolf was found shot between
Ukiah and Pendleton.
the past two years, the USFWS has received approximately 60 reports of
wolf or wolf track sightings in eastern Oregon. Based on interviews
conducted by USFWS of those who reported the sightings, it is believed
that some observations could be of dispersing wolves from Idaho.
However, there are no confirmed live wild wolves in Oregon at this time.
facilitate growing interest and concern for wolves in Oregon,
the Wolf Information Group was formed by the USFWS of representatives of
many interested and affected parties. Members represent the Oregon
Cattlemen Association, Oregon Woolgrowers, Oregon Hunter Association,
Foundation of North American Wild Sheep, Defenders of Wildlife, Hells
Canyon Preservation Council, Wolf Haven, Umatilla Tribe, Nez Perce
Tribe, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of
Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, U.S.
Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and county commissioners. The
group has met many times since January 2000 and has addressed specific
issues such as control actions, monitoring, depredation and
reclassification of wolves. Attendance has been strong and interactions
between the various groups generally have been positive.
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in 2002 held four education
workshops with wolf experts to become more informed about wolf issues.
Following the workshops, the Commission initiated a public process to
prepare for the arrival of wolves. As a result, 15 town-hall meetings
were held around the state in late 2002 and early 2003. The Commission
received 2,639 oral statements and questions and 1,502 written comments
during the three-month process.
Commission in March 2003 decided to initiate a process to develop an
Oregon state wide management ‘Plan’ based on: a review of the oral
and written comments received from the public during the wolf town hall
meetings; a summary of other states' wolf management ‘Plan’s and how
those ‘Plan’s address the concerns and comments heard during
Oregon's town hall process; information on strategies to provide
livestock owners with flexibility to address wolf depredation; and legal
analysis on the Commissions' wolf conservation requirements.
April 2003, the Commission adopted a ‘Planning process', which
included the formation of the 'Wolf Advisory Committee'. At that time, a
working goal for the management ‘Plan’ was also approved: "to
ensure the long-term survival and conservation of gray wolves as
required by Oregon law while minimizing conflicts with humans, primary
land uses and other Oregon wildlife."
Wolf Advisory Group has met monthly since November 2003 and expects to
present a draft ‘Plan’ to the Commission in September 2004. Adoption
of a final ‘Plan’ is expected in January 2005.
Oregon, USDA Wildlife Services is the agency responsible for
investigating wolf depredation complaints. The agency's ability to
respond may be hampered due to lack of personnel and equipment.
Currently, the agency does not maintain personnel in three of the
easternmost Oregon counties with the greatest potential for wolf-related
actions (Baker, Union and Grant counties).
in Idaho are classified ‘experimental non-essential,' a special status
that enabled wolf re-introduction efforts to move forward. This status
allows more flexibility in dealing with wolf depredations or other
conflicts. The USFWS has pledged cooperation in dealing with verified
wolf depredations in Oregon. At this time they have no ‘Plan’s to
return wolves dispersing into Oregon back to Idaho. If a wolf in Oregon
becomes involved in a depredation situation, the USFWS will take the
lead in managing the situation.
conducted on wolves from 1979 through the late 1990s indicates that
wolves, once given an opportunity, will establish new packs by
dispersing into new areas. The average pack size ranges from three to 19
wolves, according to a 1999 study of wolves in the central Rocky
diet in Idaho and Yellowstone varies between elk and mule deer, with elk
being the primary diet item in both states. Studies have found that
wolves prey upon the old, sick and young portions of the elk and deer
of the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’ “Introduction’s” text.
those pushing for implementation of this ‘Plan’ don’t like family
pets. If so, this photo, albeit not the best photo, because it was taken
from the back of a moving horse during an attack on the rider’s dog
– should gladden Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’ proponents’ hearts:
those that think wolves will not attack and kill people, please visit
this website and read what you will find there: http://www.wolfpark.org/Articles/Wyman.html
(“Ontario Wolf Attack Information”)
the average Joe, living in the cities of western Oregon, might not catch
on that your “literature” is almost transparent, so lacking is it in
facts. This anemic “Introduction” would be laughable – were its
intent not so ominous and far-reaching in scope.
example, Wolf Haven’s mission statement: “We
are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is "working
for wolf conservation" by:
protecting our wild wolves; providing sanctuary for captive-born
wolves; promoting wolf restoration in historic ranges; and educating the
public on the value of all wildlife.”
feathers! This could scarcely
be more false; how could a ‘mission’ ‘educate’ on the ‘value
of all wildlife’, when it seeks only to use LARGE PREDATORS to achieve
its not-so-public mission of control of resources, which USES wolves to
gain a means to its end. THIS is what language deception is all about!
not the fault of the wolves – or the black-footed ferret, prairie dog,
panther, grizzly, Indiana bat, and so on, ad infinitum – that they are
being used as the “poster species” with which you and your partners
intend to depopulate rural Oregon of people and take the natural
resources for your own. These are resources that do not belong to you.
These are hardworking generational land and water stewards to who
property rights and responsible resource providing are inherent, through
lineage of hardworking, honorable humans. To exert the unconstitutional,
de facto force of the hidden “army” that lies in wait within the
belly of the Trojan Horse – in this case, the Endangered Species Act
and its gargantuan abuse of property owners and responsible resource
providers – is to commit crimes that better suit the description
“weapons of mass destruction” than any foreign country’s
armaments. Your skewed and deliberate use of language to arouse the
emotion and paralyze the intellect of the public – and even fool the
property owners and responsible resource providers as you pander the
property theft “conservation easements” and other restrictions on
private property – is tantamount to one of the most serious felonies:
treason. Perhaps few dare call it such, but treason it is, for it would
strip America of her property rights, which ARE her freedom.
an account of wolf/cat/children interaction: http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.com/klumker.htm
am fully cognizant that the driving agenda behind the Oregon Wolf
‘Plan’ cares not one whit about wolves of any species or subspecies,
no more than you care about spotted owls, Houston tree frogs or
lily-livered whatnots, none of which are, in fact, truly endangered, but
all of which you would have the public believe, are. Like the wolf, use
of this flora and fauna is a sham.
officials say the growing number of wolves is leading to larger losses
of sheep and cattle.” July 29, 2004. Contact
Melinda O'Malley, who coauthored the article from which this
quote is taken: MelindaO@kbcitv.com.
can be no collaboration with you and your partners, because the very
definition of collaborate is this:
- To cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially
with an enemy occupying one's country. - The Random House
College Dictionary, 1980 Revised Edition, page 263. (Note: Please,
consider when you see this word, collaborate,
in ‘Plan’s, agency documents, etc., and consider its real meaning.)
one that truly cherishes family, property rights and freedom in this
land that was founded as a Constitutional Republic, can in good
conscience collaborate with the very entities that intend to erase all
that he/she holds dear.
the truth: why is it that you want to “…facilitate
growing interest and concern for wolves in Oregon”?
Other than my observation that you are employing and skillfully
manipulating my native tongue (language) -- to help you steal property
rights and natural resources from their rightful owners -- there is no
HERE’S some information that will ‘facilitate’ CONCERN ABOUT
wolves -- and those that seek to dump them onto Oregonians: http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.com/wolfnewsframes.htm
I recommend that at least a handful of the six years’ worth of
articles found there. Every word at this URL is to be included by
reference in my Official Public Comments on the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’.
‘Plan’ to establish wolves in Oregon is a fool’s errand. Having
researched property rights and resource providers -- which includes
large predators and what their ‘re’ introduction has done to
multigenerational American resource providers and, to expand naturally,
to America’s economy, over the past six years, I have concluded that
livestock and wildlife will be maimed and killed and many wolves will
die. Why embark on a ‘Plan’ to permit this agent of death to
populate our state? By ‘agent of death’, I mean the agency that
promulgates this stalking horse on us. Wolves, and those that would sic
them upon us. MUST be kept out of Oregon by whatever means are
necessary. Neither belongs here; such things are foreign to a land
within a Constitutional Republic and were once expunged. We shall not
allow them to return.
employed by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission have determined that
a ‘Plan’ be prepared ‘to conserve and manage’ wolves that wander
into the state. Recognizing that the wolf will cause problems for some
Oregonians, the Commission has instructed its Wolf Advisory Committee to
prepare a ‘Plan’ that ‘conserves’ wolves and ‘minimizes
conflict’. This is called, by those driving this runaway train of
Greed gone mad, ‘conflict resolution’, ‘capacity building’,
‘tolerance’, and other language deception terms. Take your pick, but
they all intend to keep the victims from retaliating against their
tormentors/attackers. In the case of this ‘Plan’, the tormentors are
using wolves to steal the properties, freedom to use those properties
and the REAL homeland security from the honest folk of Oregon.
my studied opinion, the minimum conflict threshold is ZERO -- the
‘Plan’ is pure, unadulterated GARBAGE. The only ‘Plan’ we will
accept -- and what has already been proven to be healthy and workable --
is the PREVENTING of WOLVES AND those that would bring them to our
that would ‘re’ introduce wolves, and the wolves or other large
predators that are being touted as ‘endangered’, have no historical,
biological, social or legal right to be in Oregon, to threaten and
decimate our rural lifestyle. Historically, Oregon’s statehood grew
out of meetings called to eradicate the “wolf problem.”
Biologically, the wolf’s environmental niche has been occupied by
other species including humans. Socially, the value of no wolves must be
recognized and respected. I have no doubt that the question of the wolf
‘re’ introducers’ rights will be tested in court. I pray that
those legal minds will see through the smokescreen of such ‘re’
fear of wolves is not just the physical fear of attack; although some
rural residents do fear for their safety and that of their children,
pets and livestock. Residents of many rural communities are fighting for
economic survival -- victims at the hands of the Endangered Species Act
-- we do not intend to allow the wolf to be used against us as the
spotted owl, suckerfish and other ostensibly ‘endangered species’
have been. We have been working hard to educate Americans about the trap
that has been sprung upon American freedom and property rights by the
abuse of the ESA. Wolf ‘re’ introduction is just part of that trap.
expect the Commission to IMMEDIATELY request legislation to remove -- not
delist -- the gray wolf from the Oregon state endangered species list
and view it as the predator it is. Those who seek to use this furred and
fanged weapon of ACTUAL mass destruction -- or any other stalking horse
-- upon us should be viewed also as predators, for that is what they
here’s information about wolves and a family’s pets from Dan Ingalls
of Riverton, Wyoming, complete with photos. Both Dan’s words and the
photos will, I fervently hope, be indelibly branded in your mind
was our first Catahoula. We didn't have her very long and we knew we
wanted a lot more like her. That's when we started raising Catahoulas.
She had unbelievable stamina. She would work, work, work all day and
when we got back to camp she wanted to play. All summer the boys admired
Callie (Sally's granddaughter), saying we finally raised a dog as good
as Sally. Sally's skills, stamina, and personality [were] the standard
we measured all other dogs by.
Sally and friends. http://www.natureswolves.com/pets/images/Sally_friends.jpg
Sally, killed by wolves, September 20, 2000. http://www.natureswolves.com/pets/images/Sally__killed092000.jpg
was almost a year old when she was killed by wolves. She is a
granddaughter of Sally and the best pup we have raised. (and we raise a
lot of them) Incredible ability with stock and a sweet, sweet
personality. The young girl in
the picture is a granddaughter of Jack Wright, (Wright, Wyoming)
caught kissing: http://www.natureswolves.com/pets/images/Callie_kissing.jpg
Callie, killed by wolves, September 19, 2000. http://www.natureswolves.com/pets/images/Callie_killed091900.jpg
“Tex (Texas Tornado) was our NALC registered (Catahoula) stud dog. We have sold and shipped his offspring all over the USA. He will be missed. The gravesite is on a hill east and just above the Gros Ventre River where Callie, Tex, and Sally were killed. You can see the Tetons about 35 miles to the west.”
killed by wolves, September 19, 2000. http://www.natureswolves.com/pets/images/Tex%20killed091900.jpg
(Photos referred to of wolves may be viewed here: http://www.natureswolves.com/pets/ingalls.htm
but I have not included. They are not grisly photos of dead animals, but
rather photos of live wolves, with the exception of a close-up of the
one large gray female wolf’s paw with a man’s hand and tape measure
to illustrate the sheer size.) “The most black wolf (two photos, one laying down and another standing
sideways) is the one in the pack that had five pups this year. She is
the one they caught but did not kill. USFWS radio collared and
released her on the evening of September 22nd. There is another
picture that is kind of fuzzy of a mostly black wolf standing and
looking right at the camera. She is not the same wolf but was the only
collared wolf of the Gros Ventre pack. She was put down by USFWS. Both
of the black wolves were caught on the night of Sept. 20th by Merrill
Nelson, (USDA Wildlife Services regional supervisor) and taken into
custody the next day (Sept. 21st) by USFWS wolf manager Mike Jimenez. On
the night of Sept. 21st Merrill Nelson caught a third wolf. This was a
large gray wolf and at first we thought it was the old male of the pack
but on closer inspection it was determined to be another female that
USFWS had no idea even existed or was part of the pack (they’ve got
a lot more wolves than they know). The paw pictures are from the
gray wolf. She was also put down by USFWS. … The wolves also killed
a heifer calf and seriously injured a bull calf (bit the tail off at the
base and ripped his side open exposing his guts). Sally,
Tex, and Callie were loyal, hardworking friends and it was hard to bury
them.” – Dan
Ingalls, Ingalls and Sons, since 1894. P.O. Box 111, Riverton, WY 82501
1-888-670-BEEF (2333) Home: 307-856-6072; Fax: 801-606-2801. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Ingalls’ dog page for more about how much their dogs mean to
Visit the Ingalls’ Predator Page http://www.wyoag.com/Ingalls/predator.htm
for more about why wolves are NOT good for Wyoming people, livestock,
pets, or wildlife, and why they are NOT good for Oregon people,
livestock, pets, or wildlife. Here is another report on the Ingalls’
website about wolf attacks (plural wolves and plural attacks) that
happened on August 17, : http://www.wyoag.com/Ingalls/8_17.htm
I include the following, to illustrate the extent to which federal
agencies -- whose employees are paid with YOUR taxpayer dollars -- will
go to stop you from getting into ‘conflict’ with their Plans. The
Bureau of Land Management is not the only federal agency to have in
place such mind-paralyzing ‘retooling’ methods. It is in place in
every other branch of federal government and has come to be part and
parcel in much state and local government, too, such as “The Enlibra
This is the employ of language deception to gain goals. It is what runs
rife throughout the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’. This
is what is used by agencies of the Department of Interior to steal the
economies and mental health of American ranchers, farmers, etc. Recent
examples, and these are but a few: Gray
Wolf ‘Recovery’ Status Reports, weeks of 8-21-04 – 9-3-04
(excerpts – there is much, much more to this two-week report, most of
which mentions extensive money-spending, er, ‘tracking’, by federal
employees but no results, other than federal employees lightening the
pocketbooks and wallets of American taxpayers, chasing around after
wolves that the same federal employees loosed upon the private
landowners in the first place: think ‘re’ introduction…): “Mike
Ross and Val Asher [radio] collared a 48-pound female pup from the
Phantom pack, on the 26th. The pack is thought to be responsible for
a number of sheep and calf depredations near Roscoe, MT since mid-March
. Based on earlier sightings there were thoughts of there
being two separate groups of wolves, so this pack will be monitored to
determine their movements and possible involvement. Traps were pulled
August 31 and a [radio signal] receiver was left with the landowner who
will share location data with neighbors...” “Gary
Looney (ID WS – Idaho Wildlife Services), confirmed 3 more
depredations on sheep by the Steel Mountain pack. He was authorized
to lethally remove one adult wolf and started trapping. On Tuesday the
24th, he captured a 50-pound gray male pup. Since he did not have a
collar with him at the time and it was a 25-mile trip to get in cell
phone range to try and get a radio collar, he released the pup on
site. The depredations have stopped since the capture and release of
that pup and trapping has ceased as of the 30th. “Three
members of the Hazard Lake wolf pack in west-central Idaho were lethally
removed by helicopter gunning on August 31 (B-182 and B-185, both sub
adult females) and September 1 (B-105, the alpha male) after repeated
efforts to remove them by ground techniques had been unsuccessful. B-105
has a long history of being involved in livestock depredations. The
Service, WS (Wildlife Services) and the Tribe provided non-lethal
training and less-than-lethal munitions and RAG boxes to the sheep
producer and their personnel on July 8 and in late July. The producer
also used multiple guard dogs and herders with each band of sheep in
conjunction with the non-lethal techniques provided, but still suffered
repeated depredations. Incremental removal of the Hazard pack was
authorized beginning July 29 after one lamb was killed on July 23 and
another 23 sheep were injured and missing. The July 23 attack was
followed by another depredation on July 29 when the Hazard pack
was implicated (telemetry) in the injury of 21 sheep and the
disappearance of another 14 sheep. Two wolves were lethally removed
on July 30 (sub adult male) and August 1 (sub adult female).
Subsequently, nineteen more sheep were classified as
"possible" kills or missing on August 4 from attacks by
the Hazard pack. B-105 and B-182 were documented to be in the area of
most of the depredation incidents and were specifically targeted for
removal. Lethal ground removal efforts to remove the Hazard pack
continued, without success, through August 23 when six more sheep were
killed and six were injured. The Service authorized the removal of
one additional wolf (B-183 or B-185) for removal in addition to the
ongoing effort to remove B-105 and B-182 at that time. Remaining members
of the Hazard pack include B-183, the uncollared alpha female and at
least 3-5 pups. Control actions have ceased unless further
depredations occur. On
the 26th, WS confirmed that wolves had attacked two yearling heifers
about two weeks apart on private land near Red Lodge, MT. The first
heifer appears to be healing but will be scarred. The other heifer
sustained more injuries and will be euthanized by the ranch. …WS
will trap to radio collar and will monitor the situation unless more
depredations occur. [No mention made of ‘euthanizing’ the wolves…] A
sheep producer on a remote [5 miles from a road] Forest Service
allotment had his sheep band tested by wolves on the 29thth but his
herder and dogs drove the wolves off. On the 30th the wolves returned
and killed his border collie. His guard dog was badly wounded and is now
missing. WS headed to the area in the Gravelly range NE of Dillon,
MT and confirmed the wolf attack and a dead herding dog. It
doesn’t appear that any sheep were killed either night. WS set
traps and will attempt to put collars on this pack, to determine if this
is a new pack or if it is the existing Freezeout pack and
‘hopefully’ drive them from the area. The producer drove up that
night and gave the herder another guard dog. He was issued a special
take permit to take up to 2 wolves in the act of biting, grasping, or
wounding his sheep, horses, or livestock herding or guarding animals on
that allotment. [Note: What if there are more than two wolves involved
in the attacks? Remember, he can only shoot 2!] On
the 27th, a rancher in Paradise Valley reported that wolves killed a
calf near the Sheep Mountain pack territory. WS confirmed the loss of
the calf to wolves and the Sheep Mountain pack was located via telemetry
very close to the depredation site. Wolf 334 was previously located by
aircraft several times in the cattle and was in cattle during a
confirmed depredation. WS was authorized to remove wolf 334 and did so
on the 31st.…
visited a landowner in the Boulder area E. of Livingston, MT on 9/1
after receiving reports of the Moccasin Lake pack harassing cattle on FS
allotment. A meeting to discuss wolf issues with project personnel
and landowners in the area was discussed but no date has been
set. The landowner has a shoot-on-site permit for his private land.. WS
examined a calf west of Kalispell on the 27th on a forest
company allotment and confirmed that wolves were responsible. This is an
area north of the Fishtrap pack and south of the Wolf Prairie pack. WS
will try to harass wolves out of the rendezvous site and away from the
landowner in the Ninemile Valley called to report that a wolf just went
thru an electric fence [provided a couple of years ago by Defenders of
Wildlife after several other llamas had been killed] to try and kill
some young llamas. The llamas scattered thru the back side of the fence.
The landowner shot several times in the air and drove the wolf back thru
the electric fence. The fence had just been checked and was in good
working order. About 3 weeks prior to this incident another wolf came
into the yard before being [driven] off by shotgun blasts as well. The
landowner could hear other wolves howling about a mile away. A shoot on
sight permit was renewed for the landowner. Jack Bucklin will begin
trapping in the area to radio collar one of the Ninemile wolves and
monitor the situation. WS will assist when trapping has ceased west of
specialist from the Dillon, MT area trapped a member of the Battlefield
pack on the 31st, but couldn’t locate it. He is used his
dog to trail it but with no luck that day. The control action [collar
and release on site] was in response to a confirmed calf depredation
last week. WS continued to search and found the yearling male on the
1st. He was in good shape and was radio-collared and
released on site. [radio-collared and RELEASED on site, AFTER A CALF
DEPREDATION. Huh? What’s WRONG with this picture?] Two
wolves [52 lb pups] were killed near Dubois, WY under a private land
shoot-on-site permit. At least 7 calves have been killed by these wolves
this summer. The Washakie pack presently consists of 7-8 adults and 4-5
pups. On the 1st another calf was killed by the
Washakie pack on a Forest Service allotment and WS was asked to remove
3-5 more wolves from that area. A
lone wolf that killed a calf on an public land grazing allotment near
Kemmerer, WY around the 23rd, and was just been monitored to
see if it stayed in the area or killed more livestock, was confirmed to
have killed another calf on a public land grazing allotment on the 1st.
WS was asked to lethally remove it. [Note: No mention made if this wolf
was ‘lethally removed’.]…
The Service's weekly wolf report can now also be viewed at the Service's
Region 6 web site at http: //westerngraywolf.fws.gov/
. This report is government public property and can be used for any
purpose. Please distribute as you see fit.
Ed Bangs 406-449-5225 x204 or email@example.com”
(Note: This language deception expert has job security as one of his top
priorities; like many other federal employees, he is totally averse to
removing wolves and keeping other states from having them ‘re’
introduced. It would mean that the days of, as quoted above
‘helicopter gunning’, would be numbered, and it would mean that
landowner ranchers would regain their economies. In keeping with the
‘Plan’, in the minds of such employees, that must not be allowed to
For proof of how far removed from reality some folks’ ideas of wolves are,
here’s a University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) student’s
“partial fulfillment” of the requirements for her Ph.D., 128 pages
in length and titled: “As the Den Turns: Pack Status as an Emergent
Property of Interpack Mating Alliances and Occupation of Territory among
Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, 1995-2000”. It illustrates
how distanced some members of the public are from the real nature of
Natural Resource Alternative Dispute Resolution Seeking
Interest-based Outcomes [emphasis added]... Good people sometimes
have honest disagreements over what's right or what needs to be done.
Sometimes, these disagreements generate more heat than light as tensions
and bad feelings escalate. However, shouting matches and expensive
courtroom confrontations produce more losers than winners; in fact, they
are often a waste of everyone's time and money. Alternative
Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is a strategy for producing winners by
avoiding unnecessary conflict. [emphasis added] ADR simply
encourages people to sit down and talk and listen to each other. The
ultimate goal is to have everyone agree on a course of action that
is fair and workable. Common sense, persuasion, and good-faith compromise
are the keys to reaching a solution. [emphasis added]ADR
in the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management works
with lots of different people -- cattle ranchers, coal miners, hikers
and mountain bikers, and county commissioners, to name a few -- as it
does its best to meet everyone's needs in managing over 264 million
acres of public lands across the West. Disagreements are common among
the many publics the BLM serves and even within the Bureau itself. ADR
can be used when livestock ranchers and mining companies or
environmental groups don't see eye to eye, or when BLM employees feel
they have been discriminated against because of their age or race.
Anytime people find themselves in conflict, ADR can help bring people
together to create a sensible outcome. Vision
Statement: The BLM (people, work force, organization, and culture) will
value resolving issues and disputes through alternative dispute
resolution philosophies and processes (alternative dispute resolution)
rather than through confrontation, appeals or litigation. Success
of this effort will be demonstrated by an increase in customer trust and
a significant increase in resolving conflicts prior to appeals or formal
litigation. However, BLM recognizes that appeals and litigation may be
necessary to establish case law and resolve ambiguities in the law. Policy
Statement: The BLM recognizes the benefits of utilizing alternative
dispute philosophies and processes (alternative dispute resolution) to
build trust relationships between the public and the BLM and to reduce
the cost of conflict resolution. Therefore, the BLM will use alternative
dispute philosophies and processes, when appropriate, in handling issues
and disputes. Every BLM regulation will contain a requirement to provide
for the use of ADR procedures.BLM's
NRADR Tool Kit document is available in PDF format (approx. 4 MB). A
CD-ROM containing the NRADR Tool Kit and the Acrobat Reader software can
be obtained by contacting Paul Politzer: firstname.lastname@example.org
He can also be reached by mail at: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of
Land Management LS 1050, 1849 C. St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.Source:
am submitting my Official Public Comments on the Oregon Wolf ‘Plan’
by mail, in hard copy form, but am including all known methods for
others to comment:
Information and Education Division
This concludes my latest Official Comments regarding the "Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan."