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Please tell the DNR: Write a Nonlethal Wolf Plan

October 7, 2020

NEW: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has opened their "public comment survey" on a new Wolf Management Plan, from NOW until November 1.

Please complete the survey here today: https://engage.dnr.state.mn.us/wolf-plan

The survey should take around 10 minutes and everyone - even non-Minnesotans - are encouraged to participate.

 

September 22, 2020

Right now the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is updating the state's 2001 Wolf Management Plan. This important document guide's the state's actions on wolf regulations including wolf killing policies after the wolf loses Endangered Species Act protections. The current plan allows for wolves to be baited, trapped, and killed throughout most of the state in response to "perceived threats" to livestock and pets. The current plan also allows for wolf hunting.
The wolf needs wolf supporters - like yourself - to engage to oppose wolf trophy hunting and trapping, and advocate for nonlethal wolf policies. We are working to increase the implementation of nonlethal prevention methods, instead of baiting and trapping wolves back onto a site in response to wolf-livestock conflicts. Nonlethal methods include guard animals, fencing, shelters, lights, and carcass removal, and have been shown to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts even after a conflict occurs.
 
There are two opportunities to participate in the public comment process, before a revised plan is released:

1. REGISTER TODAY to attend a virtual online "open house" meeting (registration required) based on your location. These are two hours long. It is important to speak for the wolf in these initial meetings.

  • Northwest region of Minnesota: Tuesday, Sept. 29register here 
  • Central and southern region, including Twin Cities metro area, Tuesday, Oct. 6register here 
  • Northeast region of Minnesota, Thursday, Oct. 8register here 

2. NEXT WEEK the MN DNR will open a public comment survey about the wolf plan. We will email and post here when it is available, along with full details and suggested talking points.