Wolf recovery in the lower 48 states is in jeopardy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is poised to remove protections for wolves across the lower 48 states -- despite the fact that wolves have only just begun to recover in large portions of their former range, including the Pacific Northwest, California, southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast.
Gray wolves once roamed the vast majority of the country, but were nearly wiped out by government extermination programs. Their recovery in the northern Rockies and Great Lakes has been a success, but the job of returning wolves to the American landscape is still far from complete.
Right now members of Congress are ready to step in. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) are circulating a letter to the Service opposing the premature removal of wolf protections. U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has already signed on as a lead co-signatory.
Please call your member of Congress at (202) 224-3121. Urge him or her to save wolves by signing onto Reps. DeFazio, Markey and Grijalva’s letter; then get more information and take action by clicking the link below.