PRESS STATEMENT: "Nonlethal first" says Howling For Wolves

St. Paul, Minn.— The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced the selection of 20 Minnesotans to serve on its Wolf Plan Advisory Committee to help update the state’s wolf management plan. Longtime Board Member of Howling For Wolves, Joseph Wolf, was named to the committee.

As a member of the committee, I’m hoping to help Minnesota develop a “nonlethal first” policy for predator deterrent and conflict prevention. Because the wolf is a critical part of the state’s ecosystem, we must ensure their long-term survival. The committee can provide Minnesotans with facts rather than myths and foster tolerance for wildlife. Minnesota has the largest and only original wolf population that survived wolf extermination campaigns in the lower 48 states,” said Joseph Wolf, board member, Howling For Wolves, and member of the MN DNR Wolf Advisory Committee.


Howling For Wolves is a Minnesota-based wolf advisory organization that formed in 2012 to educate the public about the wild wolf to foster tolerance and to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival. Howling For Wolves opposes recreational wolf hunting and trapping and all wildlife snaring. We advocate for nonlethal prevention methods that reduce wolf-livestock conflicts and support current federal protections for the wolf.


February 19, 2020