Elk NetworkAnother Colorado County Says “No” to Forced Wolf Introduction

Conservation | November 6, 2019

Another county in Colorado is on the record opposing a possible ballot initiative that seeks to forcibly introduce wolves onto the landscape. Commissioners in Garfield County unanimously approved such a resolution. In doing so, they join commissioners in nearby Mesa and Moffat Counties.

“I’m amazed that people would want to do something like this because I don’t think it would be good for anyone in any way,” said Mike Samson, Garfield County commissioner, as reported by the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly opposes a forced wolf introduction and agrees with a 2016 resolution by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission that “opposes the intentional release of any wolves into Colorado.”

(Photo source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)