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Take Action: Wolf supporters needed at AZ Game and Fish Meeting

Your voice is needed for wolves this Friday.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be discussing Mexican gray wolves at its August 2 meeting. “Mexican Wolf Planning Principles and corresponding Objective Statements” is item 12 on the agenda.

In recent years, discussions by the AZGF Commission have resulted in disastrous decisions for the wolves. These have included opposing all new releases of Mexican wolves to the wild and asking Congress to remove the Mexican gray wolf’s endangered species protections.

The wolves need voices of supporters at this meeting, and the Commission needs to remember that the majority of Arizona voters support Mexican wolf recovery.

Flagstaff City Hall Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Avenue
You can participate in person at the meeting in Flagstaff or via video teleconference at one of the regional offices or the Headquarters. To speak, submit a speaker’s card.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Item 12 is the last thing on the agenda before lunch at noon. These times are subject to change. We will try to tweet and post on Facebook from the meeting to let folks know when they get close on the agenda.

From the agenda:

12. Mexican Wolf Planning Principles and corresponding Objective Statements. Presenter: Jon Cooley, Endangered Species Coordinator. The Commission will be asked to review, for future approval, planning principles and key objectives for the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project in Arizona, which will serve as a framework for developing Department comments to upcoming comment/scoping and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) development processes on USFWS proposed rules, and to provide a foundation for the Department’s ongoing Mexican Wolf planning efforts.

Lunch Break (Begins at 12:00 p.m.)

13. Call to the Public. Those persons wishing to speak should complete a speaker’s card and present it to the host. Unless prior approval has been granted by the Chairman, comments will be limited to no more than three minutes. No discussion or action will be taken by the Commission. Any items requiring further discussion or action will be included on a future Commission meeting agenda.

For more specific information on how to participate via teleconference and a link to the full agenda, click here.

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