Wolf advocates will soon have an opportunity to speak out on behalf of wolves! One of three hearings to be held in the Western States on the federal government’s proposal to withdraw Endangered Species Act protection for the gray wolf will be held in Sacramento. In June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list in 42 states, including California and Oregon. The wolves need your voice! Don’t let an iconic symbol of the North American wild and our shared natural heritage be silenced forever.
The California hearing will be held Wednesday, October 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, Martinique Ball Room, 1401 Arden Way, in Sacramento.
Our best chance to stop this reckless delisting plan from going through will be by showing up in droves at these public hearings and speaking out on behalf of wolves! Even if you would prefer not to testify, your presence will make a huge difference and will show how strongly we support wolves!
Join us as we gather before the hearing to learn about the delisting proposals, rally with fellow supporters, and get tips on how to testify. Then we’ll head to the hearing together and ensure that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service hears our voices loud and clear!
Pre-hearing event starts at 3:30 pm at the Clarion Inn, Comstock Room.
Wear a gray-colored shirt to show you’re a pro-wolf supporter!
EPIC is proud to be co-sponsoring the pre-hearing training and rally with Defenders of Wildlife & Center for Biological Diversity.
Since de-listing of the wolf was announced, EPIC has engaged with more than 2,000 citizen advocates asking Secretary of the Interior Jewell and President Obama to protect our American gray wolf for future generations.
Early in 2012 EPIC petitioned with partners to list the wolf under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As of October 2012, the Gray Wolf was designated as a “candidate species,” which garners full protections under CESA, and requires the state to do a full status review of the species.
EPIC is currently involved with the statewide stakeholder group working on a California Recovery Plan for the Wolf.
At EPIC, we advocate for wolves and prepare for their return by defending our national forests and wild areas, and by advocating for grazing reform to help native species such as Elk who are forced to compete with cattle on our public lands. EPIC will continue to participate in the statewide recovery plan and will keep our members and supporters aware of those efforts.
See you in Sacramento on October 2nd! And please consider making a donation today to support EPIC efforts to protect the iconic wildlife of North America.