MARCH 2023 NEWSLETTER

We have a lot of vital work to do this Spring! Registration is opening for Wildlife Day at the Capitol, seats are opening on the NRB, the WCC is changing its format, how to better protect yourself this tick season, upcoming Fireside Chats and MORE!

What We’ve Accomplished This Year

It hasn’t always been easy, but 2022 has been another remarkable year in our fight to advocate for wolves and other imperiled wildlife of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. There will always be more work ahead, but for now, enjoy reading through a few of our wins from the last year and the highlights around the important issues that pushed us towards victory.

ACTION ALERT: Give your Input on Minnesota and Michigan Wolf Plans

Wolves of Michigan and Minnesota need your voice! The DNR is requesting public input on a draft of each state's wolf management plans. Because the surveys are cumbersome, we have provided guides to help make this comment process easier. The deadlines are fast approaching....take action TODAY!

PRESS RELEASE: WISCONSIN DNR DELAYS WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN

Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said that they have no known date at this time for bringing forward the new wolf management plan, which still needs to be updated from the current 1999 antiquated plan.

STATE JUDGE ISSUES “DRAMATIC DECISION” IN STRIKING DOWN WISCONSIN WOLF HUNT

In the biggest news so far for wolf protection in the United States in 2021, a court in Wisconsin issued an injunction today requiring the Wisconsin DNR to set the quota at zero wolves for the upcoming wolf trophy hunt scheduled to start November 6th. The decision could spare hundreds of wolves targeted for killing.

LAST CALL TO SPEAK UP FOR WOLVES: Federal Wolf Delisting Comments Due Monday, July 15th !

Join the more than 1.5 million people who have spoken up to keep Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the US! There is still time to take action for this iconic species. The deadline to submit public comment is MONDAY, July 15th at 11:59 pm.

COALITION OF GRASSROOTS GROUPS HOWLS TOGETHER AT WOLF DELISTING HEARING IN BRAINERD, MINNESOTA

Prior to the public hearing, dozens of wolf activists gathered at nearby Gregory Park to oppose the delisting proposal. The rally featured speakers and chanting advocates with signs and wolf apparel.

UPHOLD THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT: OPPOSE H.R. 6784

Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife has joined forces with over 50 other organizations in submitting the following opposition letter to Capitol Hill on November 14, 2018.

FWS Working to Remove Great Lakes Wolves from Endangered Species List

The US Fish & Wildlife Service is once again taking steps to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The move comes after a federal appeals court retained federal protections for the species last year.