Archive for the ‘Letters’ Category

MWC requests U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not approve Maine’s 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan until it includes the Gray Wolf

On January 14, 2016, the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife submitted its 2015 Revision of the State Wildlife Action Plan to the USFWS for review and approval. The revision contained no mention of the gray wolf. MWC’s written comments to MDIFW received no substantive response. In response, the Maine Wolf Coalition has submitted a formal request to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the service not approve Maine’s proposed 2015 Wildlife Action Plan until it includes the gray wolf. MWC also recently asked the MDIFW Commissioner’s Advisory Council to recommend to the department that it revise the proposed plan to include the gray wolf. Read the rest of this entry »

September 2012 Salazar Petition Letter

September 26, 2012

Secretary Kenneth Salazar
U.S. Department of Interior
1849 C. St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

Dear Secretary Salazar:

On April 29, 2012, I wrote to you and to Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent on behalf of The Maine Wolf Coalition, Inc. re-iterating our call for a Bi-National Northeast Wolf Recovery Plan with Canada. Some months ago we received a reply from Mr. Kent. We are still awaiting your response. Read the rest of this entry »

Canada’s Environment Minister Responds

In a letter dated June 19, 2012, Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment responded to MWC’s April 29, 2012 letter calling for a Bi-National Recovery Plan for wolves in the northeast U.S. and eastern Canada.  In his letter Mr. Kent noted that the provinces and territories are normally responsible for fish and wildlife management with the exception of migratory birds and aquatic species as well as terrestrial species found on federal lands.  Gray and eastern wolves are managed by the provinces except that the eastern wolf is listed as a species at risk under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).  As such, the federal government through Environment Canada is working with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec on a management plan. Read the rest of this entry »