Suggested Issues to Include:
Hold the US Fish and Wildlife Service accountable for achieving its reintroduction project objectives by doing the following:
- Create a new plan for recovery to replace the antiquated one developed in 1982.
- Provide wolves greater protection by rescinding the experimental non –essential designation.
- Allow wolves to roam freely, just as other wildlife are permitted (including wolves elsewhere).
- Improve genetic diversity in the wild population by reintroducing new wolves into the wild.
- Continue to keep wolves in the wild to ensure survival and intact packs.
- Using temporary electric fencing, range riders, guard dogs and other non-lethal means of preventing livestock predation
- Requiring livestock owners to remove dead livestock from public lands or render the carcasses inedible (by applying lime) to prevent wolves from being attracted to livestock
- Permanently retiring grazing allotments when permits are abandoned or voluntarily ceded back to the U.S. Forest Service
- Offering incentives to livestock owners, such as voluntary purchase agreements, to permanently retire grazing allotments within the wolf recovery area, especially in areas of high conflict