To mollify ranchers and hunters, the present administration is considering removing federal endangered status protections from gray wolves, much as they tried to do with grizzlies in late 2018. Recent scientific studies indicate how vital these apex predators are to stabilizing ecosystems and rejuvenating natural environments. They have been able to develop families and packs again because of their protected status, but decades of progress will be wiped out if these federal protections are lifted. Now is the time to act, as this issue is pending. Let U.S. Fish and Wildlife Principal Deputy Director Everson know that gray wolves need Endangered Species protections in order to continue their recovery and survival.
—Magistra Blanche Barton