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Support Gray Wolves @ Sacramento Public Hearing on Wednesday 10/3

posted Oct 1, 2012, 10:14 PM by Katy Nomura
Gray Wolves were once part of CA's landscape and they are migrating home! 
CESA Hearing: Protect Wolves in CA
A CA Endangered Species Act (CESA) petition was filed in order to protect them and they need your help!  Come testify at the October 3rd public hearing in Sacramento before the Commission makes a final decision, or write a letter via email (fac@fac.ca.gov) or snail mail (CA Fish & Game Commission, Attn Sonke Mastrup-ED, P.O. Box 944209, Sac, CA 94244-2090). Subject line: "Yes to Gray Wolf CESA listing. 

Wolves were historically present and native to our state prior to being exterminated. The first wolf in California since 1924, OR7 (also known as “Journey”) traveled from Northeast Oregon and entered CA in December of 2011. Since December, OR7 has been wandering through Siskiyou, Lassen, Shasta, Modoc, and Plumas Counties with a brief return to Oregon in early spring. In February 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity, Big Wildlife, the Environmental Protection Information Center, and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center petitioned the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) as Endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The gray wolf is currently listed in California under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). Should the gray wolf become CESA listed, it will be provided more stringent protection under state mandate, as well as continued protection should the federal Fish and Wildlife Service choose to delist the gray wolf from the ESA.
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