The Turner Endangered Species Fund is a virulent
proponent of the "WildLands Project". Mike
Phillips, Executive Director of the TESF said to
an audience of 600 on 2/24/00 in Duluth, Minn
"the goal of wolf recovery is to drive 30,000
ranchers off public lands"
Crossings, by Gila Livestock Growers
Association. This is a website dealing with
ranchers and wolves (which are coming soon to
Articles, Reports and Testimonies|
Tailoring wolf "science" to justify political ends, by
Jim Beers, a retired US Fish & Wildlife
Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent,
Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and
Congressional Fellow, posted 12/5/12.
Walloping Washington Wolves, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 11/19/12. "...it is tough, especially in these states where the urban majorities and state bureaucracies are more and more used to imposing harmful conditions on rural minorities. There aren’t any quick and easy answers here because everyone (like Germans in the 1930’s) has been hiding in the hope that things would soon get better, only they have only gotten worse."
The Never Ending Fairytale, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 11/19/12. "Wolves are spreading anthrax that periodically shows up in isolated locations all around where the wolves roam."
Calif. wolf comments due Sept 31
Siskiyou County's letter to the Fish and Game Commission on the proposed wolf listing posted to KBC 9/26/12.
to Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors from Siskiyou ranchers
Petition to List Gray Wolf Under California’s Endangered Species Act, posted
to KBC 9/22/12
"science" to justify political ends,
Jim Beers, a
retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife
Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager,
Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow.
County Wolves video
Damage, by Jess Carey, County Wolf Interaction Investigator, posted to
Impact Study of wolf introduction by James S. Thal, Ph.D., posted to KBC
Group hopes to keep
animals off California endangered species list,
meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorris City Hall"
Gray wolves in California; an
evaluation of historical information, current information, current
conditions, potential natural recolonization and management implications,
Cal. Dept. of Fish and Game Dec. 2011, posted to KBC 9/2/12.
Petition to the Calif. Fish
and Game Commission by CBD / Center For Biological Diversity to list grey
wolves as endangered in Calif, March 2012. KBC Editor: One wolf
strayed into Calif. this past year, so CBD attorneys and CDFG are gearing up
with models, wolf habitat, studies and planting wolves by our children,
livestock and puppies.
in the shadow of wolves, Capital Press 8/24/12.
Rancher, wolf battle
escalates, D Chieftain, posted to KBC 8/24/12. "After
an overall estimated monetary loss of $16,000, of which about $3,500 has
been compensated, Hulsey doesn’t know if he can keep the business alive.
'Sooner or later they run everybody (the ranchers) down and they just give
up,' Hulsey said. 'I don’t think there is any answer. Several have quit
because of the wolves...' ”
(Modoc) County aims to
take tough stand against wolves, Modoc County Record, posted to KBC
Tehama comes out
against wolf on endangered list, Red Bluff Daily, posted to KBC 8/24/12.
Muley Crazy, posted to KBC 8/24/12. KBC: Earthjustice sued, and Judge Malloy
"Made law instead of enforcing existing statutes."
Delisting, the legal battle part 2, Muley Crazy, posted to KBC 8/24/12.
Sustaining farmland no laughing matter, Christopher Young, H&N
letter to the editor 8/16/12.
Two more calves found dead
in Washington wolf country, Capital Press 8/16/12.
Wolf, elk populations
H&N, posted to KBC 8/5/12.
(Modoc) County aims to take tough stand against wolf, Modoc Record June 2012
Wolf study probes effects on cattle, Capital Press, posted to KBC 6/9/12. "...the rancher was able to show only an 80 percent yield on calves... (he) estimated he lost between 65 to 70 animals out of 800 head, but he was able to confirm the loss of just 17."
Stand up for rural California, Siskiyou Daily, 5/24/12. "OR7, the lone wolf “cash cow,” arrived in California in late December...The Canadian gray wolf was never native to this region. How can anything be endangered when it didn’t exist here?...Since re-introduction of the Canadian gray wolf, the money spent by the Federal Fish and Wildlife for study and management is reported to be well over $44 million."
Presentation of Wolves sponsored
by Siskiyou County Ag Dept. May 10
at 6:30 p.m, Miners Inn convention
Presentation of Wolves sponsored by Siskiyou County Ag Dept. May 10,
2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Miners Inn convention center. Expert Carter Niemeyer will discuss the potential impact of wolves on livestock and wildlife.
Northern Rockies wolf population
rose in 2011, Capital Press
animal's numbers rose by more than 7
percent to 1,774 wolves, as state
officials look for more ways to
reduce the population...Montana had
aimed to cut its wolf population by
25 percent in 2011, but the numbers
actually rose 15 percent to at least
653 animals...That increase has
prompted grumbling by county
officials who say state Fish,
Wildlife and Parks regulators aren't
doing enough to take on the predator
Lone wolf's arrival leads to protection
petition, SF Chronicle, posted to
KBC 3/1/12. "The petition was filed
by the Center for Biological Diversity,
Big Wildlife, the Environmental
Protection Information Center and the
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center amid
intensive statewide interest in the
first wolf to enter California in almost
90 years... OR7's former pack mates have
killed 21 cows and calves over the past
two years. .."
Protection for OR-7 sought after Idaho
wolf is poached,
California listing would create need for
H&N 2/28/12, ""It cited a 2001
study that ...the northeast corner of
California could support as many as 470
As of yesterday, 2/23, Wolf OR 7 was still in East Siskiyou County. HERE for CDFG updates .
Wolf may return to Oregon, Medford Mail Tribune, posted to KBC 2/23/12
Bamboozling America, Wolves, by Jim Beers,
retired Fish and Wildlife biologist, ....
ecology by John L. Paradiso and Ronald M. Nowak,
posted to KBC 1/12/11.
Wolf worries, Siskiyou Daily 1/11/12.
“There is no allowance under the law for killing of a wolf that is going after or preying upon livestock, but there is an allowance if there is a direct threat to life and limb for humans.”
< Information concerning the Canadian Grey Wolf by Jim Foley, presented to Siskiyou Supervisors 1/10/12.
Comments to Siskiyou Supervisors regarding grey wolf in California by Jim Foley1/10/12. "There are 9500 dead elk in Yellowstone, no moose, 310 dead bighorn sheep and 1/10th the pronghorn that were once there."
Enters California, DFG 12/29/11
Klamath Falls - OR-7 puts area ranchers on edge; Should wolf predate livestock, Klamath County producers have little recourse under law, H&N 12/29/11
Wallawa County Wolves, 12/27/11.
Ranchers tell about and show the
devastation, maiming and brutal
killing of their livestock by wolves
on their property. (KBC NOTE: this
takes awhile to load.)
Wolves attack Oregon livestock, Wolf from Eastern Oregon pack settles in near Fort Klamath, Some worry about effects on livestock, H&N 12/18/11
Collection of wolf articles and Siskiyou County resolution of predators, sent by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 12/11/11. "According to federal data, wolves killed 4,588 cattle and sheep across the Northern Rockies from 1995 through 2010. "The California Department of Fish and Game, for more than a year, has quietly worked on a plan to prepare for the eventual return of wolves. It expects to release the plan in January...Any wolves that enter California would be considered federally endangered, Stopher said."
Wolves Kill Teacher, Alaska Department of Fish and Game 12/7/11. "The investigators concluded that Ms. Berner was attacked and killed by wolves."
Wolves and the mess in the woods,
Daily Interlake, posted to KBC 11/27/11
A Lone Wolf Travels Toward California, Cal Fish and Game 12/16/11. "Concerns about human safety are largely based on folklore and unsubstantiated in North America."