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Retire Grazing Permits—Give Mexican Wolves Freedom to Roam

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Originally Posted: August 14, 2012

Retire Grazing Permits—Give Mexican Wolves Freedom to Roam

FROM WildEarth Guardians

ACTION

Join us in asking the U.S. Forest Service to retire land currently permitted to ranchers and make it a sanctuary for wolves. The number one reason government agents remove wolves in the wild is rancher complaints.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure3.convio.net/wg/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=525&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=uzudshncqb.app332b

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

John Pierson
District Ranger Staff
Reserve Ranger District Office R3
c/o 333 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
phone (505) 842-3292
phone (575) 533-6231
fax (575) 533-6605

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The number one reason government agents remove wolves in the wild is rancher complaints.

Since the Mexican wolf recovery program started in 1998, 70 wolves and their pups have been removed because ranchers choose to graze their cattle on public lands and don’t want to share this land with wolves.

WildEarth Guardians wants to provide wolves a place of their own to live free and unmolested. Join us in asking the U.S. Forest Service to retire land currently permitted to ranchers and make it a sanctuary for wolves.

We have a unique opportunity to do this as a result of a legal agreement between the Forest Service and WildEarth Guardians. The Gila National Forest in Southern New Mexico is required to consider a wolf-friendly alternative proposed by WildEarth Guardians for grazing management on a portion of the forest.

Our proposed alternative retires cattle grazing from four contiguous grazing allotments and reallocates that land to native wildlife giving wolves room to roam.

Show your support for wolves by advocating to close these selected public lands to grazing. Send your email to the District Ranger on the Gila National Forest.

WildEarth Guardians’ alternative for this actively grazed land will result in significant improvements for imperiled species—especially el lobo—and will improve ecosystem processes and water quality. Our alternative will also save $1 million for taxpayers by preventing the need to construct government-funded fences, pipelines and stocktanks.

Stand up now for the lobo and give them room to roam.


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