Tribal concerns may drive cattle off Colville allotment Capitol Press

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This is what the Colville USFS is allowing to happen on your Childrens Resources better known as “Overgrazing”

Protect The Wolves™ is not only assisting in getting the Kalispel Tribes Approved then denied Cultural Closure back into media Focus. We called the Tribe, Ray Ance Wildlife Director picked our call up and responded immediately. We are coming for McIrvins Allotments.

He is aware we are attempting to get the Tribes Request back into the News. This Approval then Denial may be actionable in the Courts and set the Precedent that Our Sacred Resources are more important than Ranchers Cattle!! With The Public’s help we need to keep livestock from eating the grasses the creators have Provided for them.  Join Our Movement Here: https://continutogive.com/protectthewolves

“The Kalispel Tribe of Indians told the Forest Service that the land was sacred and that cow manure discouraged tribal members from practicing traditional beliefs, curative arts and rites of passage.” those same cultural rights will apply to all Grazing Allotments we believe.

Fountain claims to have a Spiritual interest there? SERIOUSLY? what an outright BS STATEMENT! Guess what  Mr. Fountain, We are not done with you. Just look at the costs $673,000 necessary in the Capital Presses article to keep just this 1 Allotment Open!! It is a despicable burden on ALL Taxpayers, not just Washington States! Capital Presses article at this Link:

https://www.capitalpress.com/state/washington/tribal-concerns-may-drive-cattle-off-colville-allotment/article_b33b1fe0-bb1b-52b7-87ac-e20f1a4a9857.html

 

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Time to Request that Colville USFS Close Grazing Allotments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Protect The Wolves™

Patricia Herman President

Roger Dobson Director of Tribal Relations

310-494-6314

Pressreleaseinfo at protectthewolves.com

RELEASE DATE:

SEATTLE WA- August 21st, 2019

Protect The Wolves™ has invited  All  NGOs to sign onto a complaint that will be submitted Monday August 26th, 2019 to close Grazing Allotments.

Protect The Wolves™ questions Why our Elected Officials, as well as USFS Management Officials continue to be derelict in their Duties as it appears to a prudent Individual.  It would seem that under the Mandates upon them under the “Public Trust, as well as Native Trust”…. that they would have to demand that this Rancher lose his Grazing Allotments. “Otherwise their failure to do so will make them as Guilty as the Rancher is, and now as Guilty as WDFWs Susewind, and USFS Pena is for denying an already approved closure. What sort of elected official, or USFS Manager would want that hanging over them?  Pena evidently didn’t care, this is now a HUGE Black eye on his role at the USFS”. Says Patricia Herman President

“Pena is already Guilty of stopping the closure of 1 Allotment called the LeClerc Allotment that Rodney Smoldon had approved for The Kalispell Tribe based on Tribal Cultural Resources. Protect The Wolves confirmed their in-actions when we contacted the Tribe on 8/19/2019 and spoke with their Wildlife Manager Ray Ance. It has been over a year now since Penas Reversal with no action, and now a new Regional Supervisor Glenn Casamassas has failed to address this violation of Tribal Trust Responsibilities that Protect “Cultural Resources”.” Says Roger Dobson Director of Tribal Cultural Relations

Protect The Wolves™ wants to make 1 think perfectly clear. Ranchers as well as their Livestock are nothing more than an “invasive Species” to Your Children’s Landscape. They should not be allowed to degrade your Children’s Resources any longer. Join Our Movement to get them Terminated https://continuetogive.com/protectthewolves

On August 20, 2019 Elected Officials, WDFW, and the USFS to Consider being put on Notice of these requested closures to come of not only Ranchers Allotments, but as well as the LeClerc Allotment that was originally requested by the Kalispell Tribe. This is considered a direct violation of the Tribal Trust Responsibility that the USFS operates under for what Traditional Practicing Native Peoples hold as Culturally Sacred.

Refusal to act can, and May end up in a commercial Lien Process for your refusal to protect Your Children’s Resources which is not waive-able by any Judge in the Land as requested by some of Our Tribal Endorsers. This path is now Under Investigation.

See Complaint Subject to edits and or still Prior to Submission:

https://protectthewolves.com/mcirvins-colville-usfs-grazing-allotment-closure-request

 

Souce: https://www.accesswire.com/556959/Time-to-Request-that-Colville-USFS-Close-Grazing-Allotments

 

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WDFW kills  OPT pack 

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So the Totals that we are seeing, before the Court Date on August 16th was that 6 wolves had already been slaughtered, The Morning of Court WDFW killed 4 more for a Total of 10, which would Push McIrvins Total Wolf slaughter to 28. It is past time to get this Rancher off of Our Public Lands.

Two pups and one adult in the OPT wolfpack in northeast Washington have been lethally removed, Fish and Wildlife reported Tuesday.

The department has now killed six wolves since the pack started attacking cattle in the Kettle River Range in Ferry County last September. The department removed two wolves last fall and one in July.

Fish and Wildlife, in a statement, said it removed the two pups and one adult in the past week. Before then, the pack had four adults and at least four pups, according to the department.

The department said the lethal-removal operation is continuing.

An animal-welfare group, Maryland-based Center for a Humane Economy, had sought a restraining order to block the operation. A King County Superior Court commissioner declined to issue a preliminary injunction. Another hearing is scheduled for Friday.

The OPT has killed or injured at least 29 cows or calves since Sept. 5, according to Fish and Wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind on Friday authorized the department to lethally remove the remaining two wolves in the Togo pack, also preying on cattle in Ferry County. The department has not reported killing any wolves in that pack.

 

 

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WDFW Director needs to Follow their own Mission Statement 

Togo pack update

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind
needs to read their own Mission Statement. “To preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.”
 It is past time that McIrvins Allotments are closed in the best interest of all our childrens Resources. The USFS can do this. We have submitted multiple Petitions in hopes they would actually do so. However they refuse to even discuss our petition requests at Wolf Advisory Group Meetings.
 Susewind is not fulfilling the mandates under their Mission Statement. He is only destroying The Publics resources to appease Ranchers. The Attorney General claimed in court that wdfw does not manage the land as well as claim that they can not close McIrvins Allotments. We agree with their statement, However The Director can call on the Forest Service to do just that.
  Neither WDFW or the USFS are managing Our Children’s Resources properly by using the best available Science. Dr. Robert Wielgus s Research has shown them that what they are doing is only leading to more Depredations.
Publish date

This is a weekly update for the Togo pack following the lethal removal authorization by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind on Aug 9.

No wolves have been removed by WDFW since the authorization. The Department’s lethal removal period is currently ongoing. There have been three additional depredations investigated and confirmed by the Togo pack in the last week.

On Aug 11, WDFW staff received a report of three possible wolf depredations to livestock within the Togo pack area in Ferry County. WDFW staff conducted investigations on one deceased calf and two injured calves.

  • Calf #1 was deceased and showed injuries consistent with a wolf attack. The calf had been deceased no longer than a few hours prior to discovery.
  • Calf #2 was injured with bite wounds to the hamstring, flank, hock and hindquarters. All of the injuries are consistent with a wolf attack. The injuries to the calf appeared to be no less than a week old. The calf was treated and held on private ground for a later release back onto the USFS grazing pasture.
  • Calf #3 was injured with bite wounds to the hindquarter and groin area. All of the injuries are consistent with a wolf attack. The injuries to the calf appeared to be 3 to4 days old. The calf is being kept in a private holding area for a later release back onto the USFS grazing pasture.

On Aug 9, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized the lethal removal of the two remaining wolves from the Togo pack in response to repeated depredation of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County under the guidance of the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of the department’s wolf-livestock interaction protocol. This is the third time (Aug 20, 2018Nov 7, 2018, and Aug 9, 2019) Director Susewind has authorized lethal removal in the Togo pack since the pattern of depredations started on November 2, 2017. The Department removed one wolf on Sept 2, 2018 under a previous authorization.

Livestock producer 1 referenced in the Aug 9 public notice is the owner of the three calves investigated on Aug 11.  Livestock producer 1 removes or secures livestock carcasses to avoid attracting wolves to the rest of the herd, calves away from areas occupied by wolves, avoids known wolf high activity areas, and monitors the herd with a range rider. A WDFW-contracted range rider has been working with this producer since May.

The Department has documented six wolf depredations by the Togo pack in the last 30 days, seven in the last 10 months, and 14 since Nov 2017.  During one of those depredations, a livestock producer shot a wolf during a caught-in-the-act scenario where the producer responded to a wolf depredating his livestock.  Depredation activity and agency wolf removals are summarized in each monthly wolf update.

WDFW will keep the public informed about this activity through weekly updates.  The next update will be on Aug. 23.

Previous updates
2019 Togo pack updates

  • July 31, 2019
  • Aug 9, 2019

WDFW will provide a final report on this and any other lethal removal operations during 2019 in the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2019 Annual Report, which will be published during spring 2020.  For a summary of removal operations in the Togo pack during 2018, please see page 28 of the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2018 Annual Report.

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WDFW Kills 2 pups and an Adult from OPT Pack

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OPT pack SLAUGHTER update

Bad Memories are surfacing, more OPT pack wolves dead for the man pictured at right, shot most likely out of a Helicopter.
  We need the Public to Join Us as one Voice now to get a different path and Research into the Courts while we still have Wolves left. https://continuetogive.com/protectthewolves
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On July 31, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized the lethal removal of wolves from the OPT pack in response to repeated depredation of cattle on federal grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County under the guidance of the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of the department’s wolf-livestock interaction protocol. This is the fourth time Director Susewind has authorized lethal removal in the OPT pack since Sept. 12, 2018; three wolves were removed under the prior authorizations.

The OPT pack has been involved in 14 livestock depredations (both livestock injuries and deaths) in the last 10 months, with 9 of those in the last 30 days, and a total of 29 since Sept. 5, 2018. Depredation activity and agency wolf removals are summarized in each monthly wolf update. Since the last weekly update on Aug. 6, the Department has removed three wolves, 2 juveniles and 1 adult.  The Department’s lethal removal period is currently ongoing.

WDFW will keep the public informed about this activity through weekly updates.  The next update will be on Aug. 20.

WDFW will provide a final report on this and any other lethal removal operation during 2019 in the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2019 Annual Report, which will be published during spring 2020.  For a summary of removal operations in the OPT pack during 2018, please see page 37 of the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2018 Annual Report.

Previous updates

2019 OPT pack updates

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Donald Trump to overhaul enforcement of Endangered Species Act

Lets get Real, The Trump Administration has intended to cut regulatory protections for His Rich lobbyist oil buddies since before he was put in Office. It is Time that the Public wake up to this ALL OUT WAR ON YOUR WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENT!!

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, in a move that it says will reduce regulatory burdens but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction.

The administration was making public a final version of a rule overhauling the way the federal government handles protections for plants and animals at risk of extinction. Information about the rule was obtained by The Associated Press beforehand.

The Endangered Species Act is credited with helping save the bald eagle, California condor and scores of other animals and plants from extinction since President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1973.

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The Trump administration says the changes will make regulation more efficient and less burdensome while preserving protections for wildlife.

At least 10 attorneys general joined conservation groups in protesting an early draft of the changes, saying they put more wildlife at greater risk of extinction.

A draft version of the rule released last year would end blanket protections for animals newly deemed threatened, allow federal authorities for the first time to consider the economic cost of protecting a particular species, and could let authorities disregard impacts from climate change, one of the largest threats to habitat.

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Study: More Elk Killed by Cougars than by Wolves in Idaho IDFG lied all this time

Ranchers have already asked Idaho... to kill elk also
Ranchers have already asked Idaho… to kill elk 

Study: More Elk Killed by Cougars than by Wolves in Idaho

IDFG making excuses for why they blamed wolves not cats it appears…. States that study most likely applies to surrounding states as well.

SPOKANE — More elk are being killed by cougars than by wolves in Idaho, a study by the state Department of Fish and Game has found.

The study found that wolves accounted for 32% of adult female elk deaths and 28% of elk calf deaths, while cougars accounted for 35% of adult female elk deaths and 45% of elk calf deaths.

The study also found that food availability and the severity of winter was the most important factor for elk calf survival.

“Things are usually more complicated than one thing, but it’s sometimes really hard to show that,” said Jon Horne, lead author of the paper and a senior wildlife research biologist at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game

He told The Spokesman-Review that the findings are also likely applicable for Washington, Montana and Canada.

The study published earlier this year in the Journal of Wildlife Management examined 15 years of data.

“The one variable that mattered the most for calf survival was how big it was,” Horne said.

While researchers were able to consider the size of wolf packs on elk mortality, they couldn’t do that for mountain lions, which can be difficult to count.

“We didn’t have a variable like the wolf variable where we knew what the lion population size was in an area,” Horne said.

In a different study published in 2018 that examined wolves, Horne found that the average pack size didn’t change much in Idaho between 2005 and 2015 despite the beginning of wolf hunting seasons.

“On one side of the ledger you have a portion of the public that thinks that harvest is just going to send the wolves to extinction and that has not been the case,” Horne said. “And then . there is a side that thinks wolves are taking over and they will grow without limits.”

Source: Study: More Elk Killed by Cougars than by Wolves in Idaho – Flathead Beacon https://protectthewolves.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WolvesandRanchers-300×200.jpg #EndangeredSpeciesList #GrayWolves #OpposeWelfareRanchingNotWolves #ProtectTheWolves #WolvesInIdaho

Cyanide bombs: Trump administration reauthorizes use of “cyanide bombs” to kill wild animals 

Canyon and Casey

 

The Picture is of Canyon Mansfield, a Little Boy that was almost killed by the Cyanide Bomb that President Trump just re-authorized! It is Time for the Public to get this Environmental Train wreck out of the Whitehouse!

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently reauthorized the use of controversial chemical traps to kill coyotes, dogs, foxes and other wild animals across the U.S. These “cyanide bombs” are meant to protect livestock although some environmental groups are calling for a nationwide ban and saying they are inhumane.

According to a recent interim decision, EPA officials approved the use of M-44 devices, which trap wildlife with bait before releasing sodium cyanide into their mouths, killing them.

Wildlife Services, the division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for wildlife management, is authorized to use the devices, as are state agencies in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and Texas. Wildlife Services kills large numbers of wild animals every year on behalf of farmers and ranchers.

At the end of 2018, the EPA proposed the renewed use of sodium cyanide, allowing time for public comment until March. More than 99.9 percent of comments urged the EPA to ban M-44s!

“The overwhelming majority of comments from the general public, including the more than 20,0000 letters from the write-in campaign, did not support the continued registration of sodium cyanide predacide uses (M-44 devices),” the EPA wrote in its proposal. Opponents sited the dangers to residential areas and ecological concerns.

Instead of discontinuing the use of the devices, the EPA has updated its rules to include some restrictions with the hope of reducing accidents. For example, the devices cannot be placed within 100 feet of a public road or pathway, increased from 50 feet, and elevated warning signs must be placed within 15 feet of each device, decreased from 25 feet.

Perhaps most pertinent, people living within a half-mile of an M-44 placement must be notified. In 2018, a family in Idaho sued the government for more than $150,000 after a cyanide trap near their home injured their son and killed their dog the previous year, bringing national attention to the issue.

According to the family, no one with the government told them the poisonous device was near their backyard. The government rejected the claims and asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed, claiming the family’s negligence led to the incident.

“Cyanide traps can’t be used safely by anyone, anywhere,” While the EPA added some restrictions, these deadly devices have caused too much harm to remain in use. We need a permanent nationwide ban to protect people, pets and imperiled wildlife from this poison.” Like what has happened to the Mansfields in Idaho.

 

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U.S. Forest Service Attempting to Silence American Public! Comment TODAY

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Do Not allow the Current Administration to strip any more of your rights. Comment NOW! https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FS-2019-0010-0001

Use the Access Fund’s letter writing tool to tell the US Forest Service that you do not agree with their proposed changes which would limit your voice and diminish the integrity of America’s public lands.

he US Forest Service (USFS) just released a proposal that would eliminate or drastically reduce public participation in approximately 93% of land management projects. This move is intended to fast-track logging, mining, drilling, and other development of our public lands—all of which deserve a robust public process and environmental analysis.

There are over 10,000 climbing areas located on USFS lands, and Access Fund relies on public involvement guaranteed by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to ensure our climbing areas are protected and managed appropriately. NEPA, a law passed in 1970, mandates that you and other members of the public have a fair opportunity to comment before the federal government decides the fate of our public lands—ensuring they make informed decisions regarding environmental impacts and impacts to values like recreation. This bedrock environmental law guarantees that you have a voice in how our public lands are managed and protected.

The USFS is proposing sweeping changes to the way it implements NEPA, by attempting to add more “categorical exclusions”, which would allow development projects to sail through without proper public comment or evaluation of environmental impacts. This move would essentially cut you—the American public—out of the decision-making process, allowing land managers to make unilateral decisions about our public lands without adequate public notice and community engagement.

This proposed change in policy undermines government transparency and accountability. Over the last 30 years, we have learned time and time again that more robust public involvement results in better land management decisions. The American public deserves the right to have a say in how our public lands are managed, and our voices are critical to ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainability of these irreplaceable landscapes.

 

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Herd of bison sees off pack of wolves in incredible footage shot by fixed camera in Polish forest 

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A video showing a rare confrontation between a pack of wolves and a heard of bison has been released by Poland’s forest service.

Shot by a fixed camera in the snow-covered Bialowieza forest, which straddles the Polish-Belarusian border, the night-time footage first shows startled bison fleeing as wolves break from the cover of the trees to launch an attack.

Then, perhaps remembering they are Europe’s largest land animal, the bison stand their ground  before mounting a slow charge that sends the wolves scurrying back into the safety of the forest.

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