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Comments on the BACKGROUND section of the DEIS:


Jim Steveson,  Vader WA


Rick ,  Centralia WA

Wolf populations can't be genetically diverse at 100 per grouping. Make it 500 (120 pairs).


The "natural environment," which sustains life and was here before us, should be the primary focus, while the "built environment," composed of recent termites to the land, who favors the visage of Washington on the dollar over the splendor of Washington State's natural order of things, should, in my opinion, very much be secondary in this debate.

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


Ty Brown,  Naches WA

The wolf working group was stacked with pro wolf members to influence the outcome. Unfair

dale denney,  colville WA

I am not sure why we really want these things back. They are doing nothing but harming the surrounding states that have them. It is proven to harm livestock production, the economics of raising stock, the hunting of other large game like deer and elk. Our forfarthers got rid of them why do we think we need them back?

AnonymousClarkston WA

do not allow lethal control at all. If done, wait until wolves are well established.

Ginny Clerget,  Lacey WA

I don't belive this sections considers the degree of fragmentation and human population of the state adequately.

Kenneth G Matney,  Ellensburg WA

Translocation should not be used until the genetics of the wolves found in the cascades and rocky mountains. "Lumping" is not appropriate in this touchy species situation.

Stephanie George,  Newport 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


Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

See previous general comments on DEIS

Bob Hester,  Yakima WA

not enough studying has been done to bias to peta and the greeners

gary Ryan,  sekiu WA

More LOL

AnonymousSequim WA

Don't ignore the impacts of wolves and the reasons they were hunted so hard. It wasn't for fun!

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

This is a total waste of tax payer money.


If the goal of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and preserve wildlife for the benefit of current and future generations, specifically focusing on the issue of wolves native to Washington State, the only plan that makes sense is plan #3.

Daniel Lavin,  Seattle WA

I feel that every Licence buying person in the State should be notified by mail and a vote should determine if Wolves should be allowed to be reintroduced. I personaly feel that the Wolves that are trying to reistablish are an invasive species (not the original native wolf) and should be treated as an invasive species and they should be eliminated before they get established.

John Evans,  Longview WA


Chris Heitstuman,  Uniontown WA

Keep going with this

Dennis Merritt,  Newport WA



get rid of all wolfs in this state

leon Chmielewski,  spanaway WA

Good information.


We oppose introducing any predators to our state or allow the population of any to increase, that will decrease the number of game animals we now have.

Mike Trout,  White Salmon WA

We oppose introducing any predators to our state or allow the population of any to increase, that will decrease the number of game animals we now have.

Laura Trout,  White Salmon 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


Do not release any more wolves into this state.

Kevin Wolf,  Lacey WA

The area that I'm familiar with in Wyoming is the Sunlight Basin area on the North East boundary of Yellowstone Park. One of the best known outfitters in this area, Jake Clark is

L. Don Rose Jr,  Enumclaw WA

Please don't neglect habitat preservation.

Kevin O'Halloran,  Seattle WA

You have not done a very good background check listen the the other states NO ONE WANTS THE WOLVES.........................

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

well done with alot of research

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

Under "Scoping" page 9, I agree, "Narrow the focus of the EIS to significant environmental issues;" is important. That why I believe the States focus on the political goal of "delisting" will only get in the way, and can likely lead to an unhealth non-sustainable population of gray wolves. And this can lead to what I believe politically the State would like to avoid, Federal control.

Ed Wilson,  Enumclaw WA

These are not Native to this area so why put them here. The original ones are gone so why bring in some from some other place.

LeRoy Black,  Hoquiam WA

I fully support the background information that details how the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) is currently listed as endangered and protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the western two-thirds of our state. They also remain protected as an endangered animal throughout Washington under state law (RCW77.15.120). Washington's first breeding Gray Wolf pack in at least 70 years was confirmed in western Okanogan County in July 2008, and a second was confirmed in Pend Oreille County in July 2009. The small breeding population of wolves currently in Washington is expected to expand as a result of wolves naturally dispersing from packs in Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. This background information is vital to the formation of a that is strong enough to ensure wolves fully recover to effectively resume their role as top predators in our state's ecosystems.

elizabeth archambault,  Seattle WA

Keep wolves out of Washington!

Florence Wheeler,  Vancouver WA


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

Inadequate research conducted thus far.

Paul Lindholdt,  Spokane WA


Teresa Fox,  Bremerton WA

It is adequete, very good.

Micheal Pacholski,  Toledo OH

Please see my earlier comments.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

Excellent information

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA