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Comments on Unique Species (Section 4.1.5):


Jim Steveson,  Vader WA

Unique species should be protected equally as wolves are.


One must ponder the causation for the endangered status of these species. We can safely surmise that with the demise of the wolf, it is not their pack oriented ways to be blamed, but rather the lack of restraint and respect inherent in human activity. McNulty's excellent natural history on the Olympic National Park also suggests that the reintroduction of the wolf could diminish coyote populations and render a chance of survival for the pressured Olympic marmot.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Lynx numbers are not going to grow as wolf numbers increase.


No comment at this time.


Manipulated information that is misleading, a sales pitch for wolves.

dale denney,  colville WA

See #1


IT is shameful that wolves and others are even having to be called unique species

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

If we have wolves, what reason must we insist on having them Wall to Wall in the State.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

allow the wolves to eat the seals and sea lions.


The reintroduction of wolves has much less effect on at risk species than does habitat fragmentation. Restoring and maintaining landscape connectivity will benefit all at risk species to a much greater extent than they would be harmed by occasional wolf depradations.

Jana Hobbs,  Kirkland WA

Many of us are overjoyed with the opportunity to view rare wildlife such as wolves.

James R Salkas,  Oak Lawn IL

Washingotn song birds need wolves.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR



Large unmanaged dog.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

The Gray wolf is a unique species in that they control their own population. On Isle Royal the population has remained reativly static for the last 50 years. They remain in 3 or 4 distinct packs.

Bill Liggett,  Eatonville WA

kill every damn wolf in washington idaho and montana. its devastating the elk and deer populations already in tremendous amounts. hunters keep the populations of elk and deer at a good rate anyhow theres no need in destroy all of the deer and elk. soon there wont be any. i hate this state and its government. i hate washington state


The wolves are not the original species of Timber wolves. They need clarification if the USFS has broken the law and allows non native species now.

Raymond Borbon,  Kirkland WA

What will be done to protect our Mountain Caribou heard in Pend Orville County from wolf predation?

Jay Arment,  Spokane WA

The howl of the wolf is one of the true signs of wilderness.

Andrew Reding,  Port Townsend WA

Quite clearly Wolves are unique in their position as top predators in our state's ecosystems.

elizabeth archambault,  Seattle WA

This is something I would not have thought about, good item to include.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

As a member online of the League of Women Voters and also having a sister who is a chairperson of the League of Women Voters in Virginia who works parttime for a Senator who support the conservation of God's breathing creations, not for man's purpose, but for His.

MB ,   FL

I don't think there will be too big of an impact. That said, this should be monitored.


see above

Micheal Pacholski,  Toledo OH

Moose will suffer greatly, and this isn't made clear.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

Blue-green algae is unique. Would you want your animals drinking out of the pond?

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA