Protect the rarest gray wolves in North America
Re: Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2022-0018
With fewer than 200 left, the lobo is the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in America. They need strong protections to allow them to thrive for generations to come.
I support a lobo management plan that gives robust protection to these endangered wolves. An ideal plan would:
- Remove restrictions on wolves leaving the designated population area, opening up habitat north of I-40.
- Include provisions to release more wolves to supplement the wild population.
- Use stronger measures to prevent poaching, including stopping the practice of giving wolf telemetry data to members of the public who can use that data to hunt wolves rather than avoid them.
However, I support many of the benefits in the proposed plan: It lifts the population cap on wild lobos, and restricts the forms of allowable take.
I urge you to enact the strongest possible set of protections for endangered lobos.