Protect wolves in Wisconsin!
Submit comments before February 28th to demand a Draft Wolf Management Plan focused on wolf protections! (All American citizens are encouraged to comment)
Last November, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) released their Draft 2022 Wolf Management Plan, which will guide future wolf policy and management in the state. The plan is currently available for public input until February 28th.
Although the plan contains improvements compared to previous versions, it is far from reflecting the best available science, ethics, and broad public values that should guide wolf policy and coexistence. This is an opportunity to speak up for wolves in Wisconsin and shape their future protections. You do not have to be a Wisconsin resident to provide input (comments from outside the state will also be considered in the official record).
Let the WDNR know you support increasing protections for wolves, requiring non-lethal conflict interventions, and banning recreational killing.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. Submit comments through WDNR’s online comment tool. The survey will start by asking you simple questions (name, state of residency), followed by questions on what you like/dislike about the plan, a rating scale (dislike 1 – 10 like), and additional comments. You can find our suggested talking points here (including a list of scientific studies missing from the plan), already formatted to match the online comment tool. Please personalize the suggested talking points, as there is no word limit on the text boxes. Be sure to submit your written comments before February 28.
You can also submit your feedback via email at (DNRWildlifeSwitchboard@wisconsin.gov) or mail to:
Wolf Management Plan Comments
101 S. Webster Street PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
2. Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) and submit it to your local newspaper.
- Encourage fellow advocates to comment in favor of increasing wolf protections, requiring non-lethal conflict interventions, and banning recreational killing.
- Use the talking points above, and see tips on LTEs here.
3. Spread the word by sharing this alert with other advocates and encouraging them to take action.
Thank you for helping Wisconsin wolves!
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