Group lobbying for return of wolves to Colorado
DENVER, Colorado ” Tired of waiting for federal action, a group that advocates restoring wolves to the Southern Rockies is trying to build interest among elected officials and others in the region.
WildEarth Guardians is releasing a report promoting western Colorado and north-central New Mexico as the next best place to restore wolves. Rob Edward of WildEarth Guardians says the region has the space, prey base and public support for the predator’s return.
Wolves were wiped out in Colorado by the 1930s after ranchers, government agents and others shot, trapped and poisoned them.
Wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s. They were taken off the federal endangered species list this month in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northern Rockies.