Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper is an excellent way to raise awareness about the Mexican gray wolf situation and the management of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It shows public officials that you support the restoration program and expect that they will, too.
Easy as One, Two, Three
To write your letter, select any of the editorial desks listed below, click on the link and begin writing. Your letter will go directly to that editorial staff. We do not have access to your letter and cannot review it. Thank you for your interest in wolf management.
Letter Writing Tips
This is your letter, so write what you think or feel about wolves and wolf management. However, here are a few suggestions for ensuring your message gets through clearly:
Stress that you believe Mexican gray wolves are an important part of the Southwest’s ecosystem.
Ask your fellow citizens to speak up in support of Mexican gray wolves.
Encourage public officials (by name) to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's actions to keep wolves in the wild and to develop a new Recovery Plan based on the best available science.
Include your connection with wolves and why the issue is important to you.
Keep your letter under 300 words.
Provide your name, address and phone number; your address and phone number will not be published with your letter, but they are usually required for confirmation in order to have your letter published.
While all the organizations participating in mexicanwolves.org share the common goal of recovering the Mexican gray wolf, individual groups can, and sometimes do, differ in their approaches to specific issues.