Last month, at the request of Idaho Game and Fish Department, agents aerial gunned down 20 wolves in the remote Lolo Creek area of the Clearwater National Forest — public lands that belong to the American people. It’s time to come out and speak for the wolf.
Suzanne Asha Stone
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Twenty years ago today, gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park.
For six years, our Wood River Wolf Project has led the way in teaching ranchers how to coexist with wolves, protecting their livestock without killing these important apex predators.
Nearly 20 years ago, I served on the team that carefully captured and released the first wolves in Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. Though this reintroduction effort was heralded internationally as a significant American achievement in the recovery of endangered species, we’re in a far different place today, and especially in Idaho.
It was a bitterly cold winter morning when the convoy departed down the remote Forest Service road near Salmon, Idaho. Decades after scientists first called for the restoration of wolves in the region, the first four wolves arrived in Idaho on January 14, 1995, thanks to the Endangered Species Act…