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Can California's Wolves Survive Trump's America?

posted Jan 7, 2017, 2:40 PM by chloe owens

12/22/16, by Amaroq Weiss, Sacramento Bee

Can California’s wolves survive Trump’s America?

…first confirmed wolf in California in nearly 90 years. It so happens his arrival on Dec. 28, 2011, was also the anniversary of the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The two are intricately linked – but sadly both face uncertain futures. As Donald Trump’s administration gears up, there are signs the four decades of work to return wolves to parts of their historic range may be in trouble. I’m particularly worried Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., nominated for Interior Department secretary, will help pull the plug on wolf protections. For the moment, though, it’s worth pausing to celebrate California’s pioneering wolf and the legal protections that enabled his arrival.