Although there are no plans to introduce wolves into Utah, lawmakers are taking a stand anyway. The Utah House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution prohibiting an “artificial” introduction.
They took action with an eye on next door neighbor Colorado, which has an initiative to forcibly introduce wolves onto its landscape on the November ballot.
“What Colorado is doing will have impacts on us in this state,” Rep. Casey Snider (R-Paradise), told KSL-TV.
Colorado wildlife officials confirmed an active wolf is on the ground in the northwest corner of the state, not far from the Utah border.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly opposes the Colorado ballot initiative.
(Photo source: National Park Service)