There are just two days left until we kick off a thought-provoking, info-packed program at this year’s Conference!
There’s still time to register! See the full schedule here and join us Saturday & Sunday!
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Panel: State Court Litigation Saved Wisconsin Wolves
In February 2021, a Wisconsin state court judge forced the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to hold a public hunt of gray wolves after the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service removed the wolf from the federal endangered species list. Hunters eliminated 20% of the wolf population in Wisconsin, by some estimates, in just three days, in violation of indigenous treaty rights.
This panel features the lead attorneys and plaintiff organization who stopped the state from holding a second wolf hunt in November 2021.
Jessica Blome is a partner with the public interest environmental law firm Greenfire Law, PC.
Jessica practices animal, environmental, open government, and land use law.
Melissa Smith founded Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf shortly after wolves were delisted from the Endangered Species Act for the first time in Wisconsin. She learned more about the processes for wildlife decisions, environmental sociology and ecology of Wisconsin. She vowed to make it both her professional and personal mission to have a wildlife governance that considered all members of the public.
Claire Loebs Davis is the founder and managing partner of Animal & Earth Advocates, a Seattle-area law firm that works on behalf of animals, wildlife, and the environment.
Claire is also the board president for Washington Wildlife First, a nonprofit dedicated to reforming Washington’s management of its fish and wildlife, to prioritize science over special interests and conservation over consumption.
Update on Montana Wolves
By popular demand after firing us up last year, Stephen Capra, Executive Director of Footloose Montana, is returning to the conference to talk about what’s going on with wolves and the wolf hunt in Montana.
As former Executive Director of New Mexico Wild, he worked to create two National Monuments and three wilderness areas in New Mexico. He started the Mexican wolf coalition and worked to end trapping in New Mexico.
Online Auction Fundraiser
Preview a few of the items in our fundraiser auction, which will open for bidding on August 12th and run through the 15th!
Take Action for Minnesota Wolves
The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources draft wolf plan contains a wolf trophy hunting and trapping season, even though wolves in the state are (re-)listed as “Threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act. minnesota is already dreaming of killing them before the population has recovered and stabilized. We’ve seen how this bloodthirst played out in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Wisconsin in recent years.
2022 Conference T-shirts, Tanks, and…
Hot Off the Presses: New Stickers!
An annual fundraiser and collector’s item for the Conference, our 2022 conference t-shirts are printed on 100% organic cotton, sweatshop free, USA-made, unisex, super soft Royal Apparel jersey tees in slate gray with light gray ink
Based on our 2022 conference artwork custom painted by Ojibwe artist CraneSuperior, these limited edition black Bella + Canvas unisex jersey tanks feature a stylized wolf in front of an orange sky, howling at the moon on the front, and the Speak for Wolves logo in orange on the back.
OR 112 Murdered by Poachers in Eastern Oregon
The wolf poaching epidemic in Oregon continues. On August 4th, a 2-year-old female wolf, OR 112, of the Keating Pack in Baker County was illegally shot and killed.
Speak for Wolves joins the Oregon Wildlife Coalition to offer an $11,500 reward, in addition to Oregon’s Turn In Poachers (TIP) reward, for information that leads to an arrest in this case. You can help contribute towards this reward by donating to our Anti-Poaching Fund.
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