Wolves of Idaho - Redfish Lake/Fishhook Creek
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Redfish Lake in May
Crossing Fish Hook Creek
Old Trap on Fish Hook Creek
Looking for Wolf Tracks
Carter Niemeyer, USFWS
Scanning for Wolves
Idaho's two top
wolf experts, Curt Mack, Nez Perce Tribe and Carter Niemeyer, USFWS, led a
field trip of 35 people during the Redfish Lake Wild Idaho! conference in
It's always informative to discuss with Curt and Carter the turbulent
issue of Idaho wolf reintroduction (they've agreed to a May 2003 outing).
This year in April, the entire Whitehawk Pack was destroyed to conflicts
with cattle calving in the East Fork Salmon River valley. We talked about
solutions. One would be to buy out willing sellers in the livestock
industry. Writer George Wuerthner described to us a national grazing
campaign to do just that. Attorney Bill Eddy, Boise, provided details on
Western Watersheds Project/ ICL lawsuit against the SNRA for failing to
consider wolves as wildlife.
Update July 2002: Judge Winmill agreed
with the plaintiffs. The SNRA must give preference to wolves needs, over
livestock on SNRA public lands. Although not a plaintiff, we were pleased
to be able to contribute in several ways to this key issue.
Update 2003: Judge Winmill has added
PRIVATE LANDS to his ruling.
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