Bozeman • Entered by Nancy Ostlie on September 13, 2022

Lobbying Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission for wolf protection

August 25, 2022

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 4
Post Admin hours 2
Activity Hours 2
Participants 15
Total Hours 36

Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Advocacy actions (20 people)

Short Description of Activity

We offered a bus ride from Missoula to Helena and a carpool from Bozeman to Helena to testify before the FWP Commission which was deciding how many wolves to destroy on the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The Montana Legislature has passed a law reducing wolf populations by many barbaric means (baiting, snaring, etc.) and we got press coverage by testifying before the Commission.

Reflection/Evaluation

We asked for a quota of zero wolves to be killed in Wolf Management Area 313, but they only reduced a proposed quota of ten, down to six wolves. Lawsuits are being prepared by supporters of our groups.