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Public Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Online Comments on DEIS: Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for Washington

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Comments on Compensation in Washington (Chapter 4.F):

NO WOLFS

Jim Steveson,  Vader WA

Compensation will be necessary at times, but limited.

Ann Soule,  

do not compensate for livetstock lost on public property.

Anonymous

The proposed compenstion seems to be to high. Also the compensation for losses without evidence of wolve kills is not warranted.

Ray DePuydt,  Kettle Falls WA

Much of the general public has an idealistic view of "the balance of nature" and the mystic of the wolf. The hunter and livestock owners will bear an unreasonable burden of this reintroduction. The dollars for compensation should come from public funds and NOT from hunting licensed fees or taxes on livestock owners. Let the 90% that rarely use the resource, but want wolves pay for it!!

Dan Howell,  Kelso WA

What kind of insurance exists for rancher depredation? Could it be expanded to protect interested parties? If a sufficient pool of insured parties can not be obtained in Washington alone, this would be a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between a number of states, having a rancher in Montana compensate by the premiums of a rancer in Oregon, for example. 100 acres, if actively monitored, does not seem to be so large that a carcass would go undetected.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Compensation should fully pay for losses

Tristan Higgins,  Seattle WA

The proposed compensation package if fair if it is funded and the manpower is available for investigations.

Anonymous

pay full value to owner

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

Not enough money

dale denney,  colville WA

compensation should be for private land only.

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

Compensation should be at 1.5 the market value of the animal killed by the wolves, AT LEAST!

Keith Olson,  Quinault WA

see above

Gary Nielsen,  Colville WA

We cannot afford the bill that will arise from the damage wolves will cause to domestic animals.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

Livestock producers must be compensated for all wolf problems, including their time.

Anonymous

NO COMPENSATION

AnonymousSequim WA

More than generous

Pat Van Eaton,  Eatonville WA

DOUBLE WOW...more jobs handing out money for losses.

Anonymous

WILL COST WAY TOO MUCH. !!!

FRED S Chapman, Jr,  RAYMOND WA

Who will pay for it. I don't want to.

Corey Watson,  Auburn WA

Any kind or amount of damage from wolfs should be compensated. Not just deaths. Any injury or amount of injury should be on WDFW's heads.

John Eaton,  Ellensburg WA

Who will be paying for this? Will it be the stae sportsman or wil lit be the animal right activist how had them listed? If it is the state sportsman what benifit will introducing another preditor to the state problem.

Anonymous

who will pay these people that will suffer the most?

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA

NO WOLVES

Anonymous

If one pastures on 99 acres his probable losses are only 1/2 covered. So small operators livestock is only worth 50% as much as bigger operators?

Anonymous

THE GAME DEPARTMENT LIKES TO MAKE MONEY TO MUCH TO GIVE UP ANY

RYAN JERLES,  RAYMOND WA

As necessary, however given the current budget situation I believe compensating private individuals for losses inflicted in rural areas should take a back seat to maintaining necessary public services.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Compensation is over generous.

Kristi Hendrickson,  Seattle WA

Only pay for a portion of the damage done.

Jay Arment,  Spokane WA

There will be damage to farmers, industry, people and the state will have to shell out compensation. Once again, where does this money come from and does the state have a mandate or a conscience to spend tax dollars when the need is required elsewhere

Jeff Butterworth,  Maple Valley WA

I like having both Confirmed and Probable to work with, seems very fair.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Generous

Anonymous

It seems fair to pay 10 times the Value for all Reported Animals and Humans Killed by these Non_Native Canadian Wloves That you Illegally allowed to Exist in Washington. How much is your Grandchild Worth? You may have to live with this on your Consious some day! I pray it doesn't happen but knowing what wolves can do especially the Grey Wolf from Canada it will happen!

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

We're broke. Where is the $ coming from?

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

Adequate

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA