Wildlife restoration programs sometimes work better than at other times…

The wolf reintroduction program along the Arizona/New Mexico border appears to be in trouble. This article discusses some of the factors involved and the points of view of many of the interested parties — wolves excepted…

Read this over to get a better perspective on some of the issues and options… Share your ideas through comments…

  

Wolf recovery at crossroads in the Southwest – Yahoo! News 
Source: news.yahoo.com

A decade has passed since the federal government began returning endangered Mexican wolves to their historic range in the Southwest. It hasn’t worked out — for the wolves, for ranchers, for conservationists or for federal biologists.

And that has resulted in frustration and resentment by many involved in the reintroduction program along the Arizona-New Mexico border, a landscape of sprawling pine and spruce forests, cold-water lakes and clear streams.

"I believe in being a good steward of the land and preserving it for generations to come, but this is ridiculous," said Ed Wehrheim, who heads the county commission in Catron County, in the heart of wolf country. "I’ve had ranchers’ wives come to me just bawling because everything they and their parents have worked for is going down the drain." … [MORE]