Both the Gray Wolf and the Mexican Wolf pose a threat to ranchers’ livestock and cause a significant impact on the bottom lines on ranchers’ businesses. In addition to death of livestock caused by these predators, there are high costs associated with physical stress to the cattle and management of the impact of the wolf’s presence.

PLC advocates for the removal of the Gray Wolf from the Endangered Species List across the entire country as the population has surpassed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recovery goals by as much as 300% across the country. The Mexican Wolf, should it remain listed, should be managed as a “nonessential experimental population” so that ranchers have the management tools they need to defend their herds.

Download the PLC Wolf Fact Sheet

Predatory Wolves Threaten the Ranching Industry (PDF)

Follow the Latest Bills Involving Special Lands Designations

H.R. 843 Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015

H.R. 884 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1985 Pacific Northwest Gray Wolf Management Act of 2015

H.R.2910 Mexican Wolf Transparency and Accountability Act