<< Back to all DEIS Comments

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

<< Back to DEIS Online Comments list

General comments (Chapter 6):

No comment.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

I strongly oppose any plans to introduce wolves anywhere in Washington. Yes, I know they are already here. They will spread on on their own and will do great damage to wildlife eventually, and this should not be aided by the department.

Gregory R Field,  Seattle WA

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

dale denney,  colville WA

The recovery objective numbers of breeding pairs needed for down-listing and eventual delisting of wolves is too low to ensure a viable wolf population in WA. The lethal kill provisions for livestock owners and private citizens whose livestock or domestic dogs are attacked by wolves while wolves are in threatened or sensitive status are too liberal during the critical early phases of wolf recovery and could slow recovery. Translocation of wolves from areas within WA with healthy wolf populations to other areas to establish new populations is an important tool and will speed up the recovery and delisting process.

Wendy Young,  Bellevue WA

I am adamantly opposed to the plan as written. To pass it must consider and resolve the issues identified in Appendix D. Wolves have serious impacts on livestock, wildlife, the economy and human interactions. For real life examples talk to the citizens within the wolf recovery efforts in Arizona and New Mexico and their reactions to not being able to do anything except watch as wolves rip the guts out of their livestock while still alive. Check with impacts in Idaho and what the wolves have done to wildlife populations. Coyotes are gone, elk herds desimated. Idaho sells 30,000 out of state hunting licenses each year and is a big part of the economy. In 2009, 10,000 tags went unsold and the state lost 1/3 of the normal income from sales of these licenses due to drop in game populations from wolf predations. Recover wolves, but you don't need them wall to wall across the state! Make sure the plan considers all the points in Appendix D and especially a quick reaction to wolf problems and population numbers. Finally, don't be stupid and ignore history. A tremendous effort was made to stop wolves in early America because of their predation and impacts to human populations. This was done for fun but out of necessity to stop a serious problem. Do not pretend that we can now have the wolf back without the serious problems the have caused in history!

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

No more wolfs would be the best alternative.

John Eaton,  Ellensburg WA

I believe that wolf reintroduction could help WA achieve its recovery goals and should be included in the state plan.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR

look to the future and think of the results these wolves will have on the people of this state,espically on those of us who live in eastern washington.

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA



Wolves again are a natural part of the greater Washington Ecosystem I believe that those who believe that their return will be a detriment are grievously misinformed.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

You can't even manage the cougars why should we believe you can with wolves

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

support a wolf management plan that is strong enough to ensure wolves fully recover—to a population healthy enough to effectively resume their role as top predators in our state's ecosystems


Keep wolves out of Washington!

Florence Wheeler,  Vancouver WA

Great chapter.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

bringing wolves back will up the competition for resources between all other scavengers and predators, and being the great predators that they are, will definitely bump down the populations of the other competitors.

Ka'imiloa ,  Battle Ground WA

To chapter six, wolves will help in rebalancing an out of balance ecosystem. May have short term growing pains, but in time will improve the health of the land and animals on that land.


Get rid of them, we don't need wolves in this state.

Scott Chamley,  Arlington WA

This Canadian Wolf is a Killing Machine that only idiots would allow to roam Freely.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

tis is agenral coment on wolves. first let me state that wolves in our envirnment are killers for killing sake. they will kill just because thay can. for these wolves to be released into our hunting envirnment is very poor management of our game.. they are wiping out game and farm animals everywhere they are. why would the game deptment make sure a big mistake and let this go on with out fighting against those people who want them is our forests..they were distroyed years ago because those incarge then understood their presants distroys livestock and game animal, which brings in millions of dollars . i say we should ilimenate them, Look what is happening in our neighboring states. the mountan lions have already just about wiped out our deer and goats heards of the 80's. who ever makes these animals protected donot have the game animals i mind at tall. I hardly could call them envirnmental.

john casebeer,  mount vernon WA

No translocation of wolves.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

Wake up! We don't all live in Olympia. The economic affect of wolves is devasating, just ask a resident of Pierce, ID.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA