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California Senator Email

This is an email I recieved this morning from my state Senator

Dear Charles:

Thank you for writing to express your opposition to the “Sportsmen’s Act of 2012” (S. 3525).  I appreciate the time you took to write, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

As you may know, on September 10, 2012, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the “Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.”  This bill is an amalgamation of more than a dozen other bills intended to promote access to hunting and fishing on public lands as well as support habitat and species conservation.  For example, the bill seeks to dedicate 1.5% of all Land and Water Conservation Fund spending to securing easements or acquisitions that improve access to public lands.  Additionally, the bill supports various programs to fund fish and bird habitat conservation, such as reauthorizing the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, which provides incentives to private land-owners to protect critically important habitat for migratory birds and wildlife on their property.

While I support efforts to improve access and recreation on public lands as well as the bill’s conservation efforts, I do not agree with all provisions proposed in the bill.  In particular, I do not support its proposed exemption to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow for the importation of polar bear trophies that were taken in Canada prior to its protection under the Endangered Species Act. You should be aware that I opposed a previous iteration of the bill, which would have allowed the possession of loaded firearms on Army Corps of Engineers-managed lands.

On September 22, 2012, I joined a majority of my colleagues in voting in favor of cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3525.  Voting for cloture indicates a desire to proceed to debate on the bill, but does not necessarily indicate support for or opposition to the legislation itself. A final vote on S. 3525 will occur when the Senate comes back in session.  I appreciate hearing from you and will keep your thoughts in mind when the bill comes to the Senate floor for a final vote.

Once again, thank you for writing. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841, or visit my website at www.feinstein.senate.gov.  Best regards.

Sincerely yours,
Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator

Sweet & Innocent

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Please do your part to save Wolves everywhere. This lil guy has no idea what dangers he faces. Humans are his and others like him greatest threat. Please sign petitions and make phone calls to your reps and congressperson to help fight for, not against these heautiful and amazing animals.

I Will…..

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Heavens Gate

I read this poem on “Howling For Wolves With Native Drums” Facebook page. I found it moving and emotional. I had to share with all of you.

~~Heaven’s Gate~~ ~

Today I saw their bodies, the hunters so proudly show.. ~The wolf pup’s and their mother.. …off, to Heaven’s Gate they go.. ~

The Lord stands there as sentry.. as a tear slides from His eye.. ~He created them for a purpose, and not this way to die.. ~

As they round the Gate’s of Heaven, the Lord gathers them in His arms.. ~He vows to those left earthbound to try and keep them out of harm..

~We each have a voice within us.. and He wants those voices heard..   Let’s shout a warning to them, and make sure they hear each word  ♥

~Melody~

Poem was written by Melody.

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It sickens me to read daily about how many wolves are being slaughtered, and for what? Nothing. Its ranchers such as those in Washington state that claim wolves are to blame for their cattle being killed. Well here’s the thing. These ranchers, and not just in Washington state. Theey let their cattle free roam and allowed to graze in fields that are not fenced in. And the wolves are just doing what they have been doing for hundreds of years, hell what any animal does, look for food. In this case, I blame man for allowing the eniter Wedge Pack of wolves in Washington state to be slaughtered and using tax payer money to use a helicopter and a sniper to find and shoot the Alpha male of the pack. In the weeks to follow his entire pack was wiped out.

 

Whats the point of petitions when the government turns their back on wildlife conservation, when they are the ones in charge of protecting wildlife. We se sign the petitions to stop the hunts, but the feds turn control over to the states and before we have a chance to start another petition for the states to stop the wolf hunting, its to late. As of today 142 wolves slaughtered in 4 states. Here is the break down.

 

Idaho – 65

Montana – 24

Wyoming – 31

Wisconsin – 22

 

And these numbers only reflect the wolves killed “legally” by way of hunters having a “permit” to kill them. What a crock or crap. Something must be done to stop the slaughter of these creatures who not are a joy to observe, listen to and photographed, but they are a important part of the ecosystem.

 

Do your part today, contact your state reps. Email them, cll them, send certified letters letting them know that you want the needless killing of these creatures to stop and to also contact your Congressmen/women to have these creatures put back on the endangered species list. We must act now for our future generations to see and enjoy these wonders of nature.

 

CJ

Help the Michigan Wolves

This from Wolfwatcher on facebook. Please read, then sign the petition’s to stop wolf hunting in Michigan. Our government is out of control abd these creatures must be protected and put back on the endangered species list. Please do you part to help protect Michigan’s wolves.

“Just as expected, Michigan’s Senate introduced Senate Bill 1350 which authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to establish the hunting season for the gray wolf. The bill deems hunting as necessary to prevent wolves from threatening livestock. It is important to note that this bill has the same original content as HB 5834 (its companion bill in the House) which takes it one step further in the legislative process.

To read its details, visit – http://legislature.mi.gov/%28S%282as5rumq2 da3at45xudro445%29%29/mileg.aspx? page=getObject&objectName=2012-SB-1 350

Thus, we urge you to please considering signing/sharing our petition to the Michigan Legislature which expresses strong opposition to BOTH bills currently pending in Michigan’s House and Senate: http://www.change.org/petitions/urge-michigan-s-legislature-to-reject-hr-5834-and-sb1350

Alexander Archipelago Wolf

From Wolfwatcher………
The Alexander Archipelago wolf is a rare subspecies of the gray wolf (canis lupus ligoni) found only in a limited worldwide range confined to Southeast Alaska. In fact, it is the only wolf species found within the Alaskan portion of the Tongass National Forest. Alexander Archipelago wolves den in the root systems of old-growth trees and prey almost exclusively on Sitka black-tailed deer that also depend upon old-growth forests for their survival. Sadly, uncontrolled logging destroyed and fragmented their homes. It also brought more roads into the area, giving hunters and trappers greater access to the wolves (and their prey) – both legally and illegally. Mid 1990’s population estimates were about 900; 2010 estimates are about 150. …

In 2011, the Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace submitted a request to Sec. of Salazar, the Interior Dept., and USFWS to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf as a threatened or endangered species under the ESA. By law, Salazar was required to act within 90 days, but more than a year has passed. Time is running out for this fragile population of wolves. Please follow the directions in Alaska Wildlife Alliance‘s Action Alert and send an email asking them to grant threatened or endangered species status protection to this rare wolf!

Alexander Archipelago Wolf

A Victory For Wolves

I recieved this email this morning from Wild Earth Guardians and figured I would share it with you.

“Four Square Mile Logging Project Blocked

An appeal filed by WildEarth Guardians and Carson Forest Watch has reversed the decision for logging that would have had devastating impacts on old growth and water quality on the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.

On September 24, the Carson National Forest Supervisor concurred with our objections and sent the Upper Bitter Creek timber sale back to government planners. For now, wildlife and clean water will have a reprieve from the impacts of logging.

Our convincing appeal halted 11.6 miles of new road construction and the opening of 12 miles of closed roads, thereby blocking the fragmenting of wildlife habitat and polluting prized trout streams.

Logging is largely a thing of the past on federal lands in New Mexico as the Forest Service redirects funds to collaborative projects aimed at restoring forest functions and protecting communities from inevitable wildfires.

WildEarth Guardians works with the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program in New Mexico to restore forests fragmented and waterways polluted by a needless network of roads; the legacy of unsustainable logging. In collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and local contractors, we’ve closed roads and created safer forests where rural communities interface with wildlands.

Join us in celebrating this win which would not have been possible without our members and supporters. Together, we’re clearly making a difference.

Here’s to keeping the West wild.”

Bryan Bird

Wild Places Program Director

WildEarth Guardians

bbird@wildearthguardians.org


From Wolfwatcher this morning.
Wolfwatcher Speaks Out to Urge a Denali Buffer – a NPS  wolf survey estimates only 70 wolves remain in 6+ million acres of Denali Nat’l Park- one of the lowest counts in the past 20 years.
As we previously reported, the Grant Creek pack was seriously impacted from a trapping loss this past April. The pack failed to reproduce and dispersed this year. The success of viewing wolves in Denali has declined dramatically since the buffer was removed in 2010.
Wolfwatcher believes that the national reputation of the State of Alaska was damaged last month when the Alaska Board of Game rejected a petition urging the Board to enact a wolf buffer zone on a small parcel of state land along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park.
…Wolfwatcher is speaking out to urge Alaska Board of Game and the Commissioner of Fish and Game to reconsider the Denali wolf buffer.  Not only will it help wolves, but it will help our organization fulfill its educational mission with a resulting positive economic impact for Alaska’s citizens, too!  .