Since the Mexican wolf recovery program started in 1998, 70 wolves and their pups have been removed because ranchers choose to graze their cattle on public lands and don’t want to share this land with wolves.
Thank you for the chance to comment on the Forest Service's proposed action on the Cox Canyon, Deadman, O Bar O and Y Canyon Allotments of the Gila National Forest.
I solidly believe the Mexican wolves need a cow-free area in the Gila National Forest to live unharrased. I also believe the nearly $1 million in proposed range improvements using taxpayer dollars is unjustified and unnecessary under current federal budget conditions.
I support the comments and alternative submitted by WildEarth Guardians on June 14, 2012. I hope you will give full and fair consideration of the allotment closure and permit waiver alternative for the Cox Canyon, Deadman, O Bar O and Y Canyon Allotments. I will look forward to seeing the analysis.
Please place this comment in the project record and notify me of the next opportunity to issue comments to retire grazing allotments in the Blue Range Recovery Area.
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