Action Alerts

Tell the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to restore wolves in the Grand Canyon region!

The Grand Canyon region in northern Arizona and southern Utah has been identified by science as necessary for Mexican wolf recovery. Science also shows that wolves are important for restoring the ecological health of our wildlands.

But current reintroduction rules do not allow Mexican gray wolves to live north of I-40.

Please call or send an email to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle and Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator Sherry Barrett, and ask them to restore and protect wolves in the Grand Canyon region today. You can personalize and use some of the talking points below in your message.

Dear Benjamin Tuggle and Sherry Barrett,

As a resident of Arizona, I want wolves restored in my state, including in the Grand Canyon region north of I-40.

Please use your role to ensure the best available science is used in Mexican wolf recovery planning.

The rules that keep Mexican gray wolves from living north of I-40 contradict the best available science on recovery and cheat us of the ecological benefits of restoring wolves in this important region.

Wolves have been missing from most of Arizona and from Utah for too long. Please do everything necessary to restore them to the essential natural role in these states and throughout the Southwest.

You can email and call them with this message:

Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator Sherry Barrett, 505-761-4748, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

USFWS Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, Main office number: (505) 248-6920, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for speaking out for wolves today!

Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Management Plan – Public Comments Needed!

The Grand Canyon National Park is in the process of revising their Backcountry Management Plan and they are currently seeking public input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. This is an important opportunity to speak up for wolves and to let the park know that people would like to see wolf recovery considered as part of the future management of the backcountry and wilderness resources of the park. For more information about the Grand Canyon Backcountry Management Plan, visit: http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/grca

You may submit your comments on-line through April 4, 2016.Grand Canyon and forest

Click here to submit your on-line comments: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=65&projectID=22633&documentID=69426

Comments can also be submitted by mail to: Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park, Attn: Backcountry Management Plan, PO Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.

Please encourage the National Park Service to:
• Expand the scope of the plan beyond just visitor use to include active stewardship and restoration of the natural resources within the park.
• The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently reintroducing the endangered Mexican gray wolf into a portion of Arizona. Scientists have identified the Grand Canyon region as an important future recovery area for wolves. Grand Canyon National Park should prepare for the eventual return of wolves to the region and incorporate management flexibility to temporarily close off backcountry areas to prevent visitor disturbances near wolf dens or other sensitive wolf habitat areas.
• Prioritize park management actions to protect and restore extirpated, rare, endangered or threatened species, as well as keystone species and their habitats.

Thank you!

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