A group bent on introducing wolves into Colorado is facing resistance from those who would be among the most affected.
“There are quite a few people here in this room that represent a majority of the private land on the Western Slope of Colorado and they don’t want the wolves in Colorado,” J. Paul Brown, a southwest Colorado rancher and former state lawmaker, addressed the crowd as reported by the Daily Sentinel.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), which manages Colorado’s wildlife populations, is already on record as opposing an introduction. In a January 2016 vote, the CPW Commission approved a resolution regarding the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves by stating it “opposes the intentional release of any wolves into Colorado.” The decision stems from the professional opinions and consensus of CPW biologists.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently released a series of scientific studies that dispel claims by the pro-wolf movement.
(Photo source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)