Red Cliff Tribe rolls out Wolf Protection Plan, declares itself wolf sanctuary

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Source:  http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/nw-wisconsin/Red-Cliff-Tribe-rolls-out-Wolf-Protection-Plan-declares-itself-wolf-sanctuary-296667471.html

By Ramona Marozas – Biography

March 17, 2015

Bayfield, WI (NNCNOW.com) — The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has developed its Wolf Protection Plan.

The tribe cites that a federal judge ordered the gray wolf back on the Endangered Species List in December 2014; the order followed years of controversy over a state sanctioned hunting season.

Following the judge’s order, the Red Cliff Treaty Natural Resources Division began working on a protection plan that aims to preserve wolves on and near the reservation.

Some of the highlights of the plan are the following:

-Declaring the Red Cliff Reservation a wolf sanctuary

-Prohibiting any hunting within a six mile “buffer” zone of the reservation should there ever be future legal harvest

-Working cooperatively with U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to safely mitigate any human-wolf conflict issues.

“The wolf plays an important…

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