Another website worth checking out if you are interested in southwestern wolves is this one: "Mexican Gray Wolf." Not a blog per se, but a good resource for regularly-updated information in the wolf recovery program.
The wolf issue is heating up as the summer progresses, and the ranchers sure didn't like those poll results. Check out this piece in the Arizona Republic. It's interesting that the author suggests that if the government simply started asking ranchers for help- i.e. eyes and ears on the ground- they would be happy to recover the wolves. Or that sort of seems to be what she's saying.
We don't know for sure whether wolves can co-exist in Arizona today. However, we believe that the $18 million in taxpayer money spent on the program would be better spent if it was utilized to recognize the values provided by these ranch families and make them a partner by providing them resources in exchange for their expertise and information about the area and the animals who roam in it.Oh, we get it. The ranchers want MORE MONEY to let native wildlife live on public lands.
They can help. They just haven't been allowed to partner, nor have they been approached with resources to create the necessary partnership.
Such a deal!