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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