Public Hearing on Mexican Gray Wolves – Future Programs, Possible Extinction

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Date(s) - Wednesday August 13, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: Tricia | The Southwest Environmental Center


If you want to speak at this meeting you must arrive early at 5:00 to sign up to Speak, names will be drawn out of a hat.

An informational meeting will be held from 2-4pm, courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife.

There are fewer than 90 Mexican gray wolves in the wilds of New Mexico and Arizona, making it one of the Most Endangered animals on the Planet. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is proposing to make changes to the Mexican wolf recovery program that will likely send lobos on a slow trip to extinction. FWS has scheduled two public hearings to hear what people think; one hearing is in Arizona and the other is right here at the Sierra County seat of Truth or Consequences.

Wildlife Biologists say that at least two additional populations of Mexican wolves are necessary for the recovery of this “keystone” species, whose removal affects an entire ecosystem and each trophic level, from plants to herbivores to other carnivores.

Cost: Free