Wolf Advisory Group meets amid Profanity Peak pack controversy 

 

Profanity Peak Pack

On our Way to Republic now for the rest of the story

ISSAQUAH — The state’s Wolf Advisory Group met Wednesday amid ongoing controversy surrounding the killing of the Profanity Peak wolf pack in Ferry County.

Opponents said there was no reason the state should have order all 11 wolves in the pack to be killed.

State Fish and Wildlife agents said they are precisely following state protocol when it comes to removing a wolf pack.

The order cam after a dozen cows were found injured or killed by the pack. It is the first time wolves have been killed using the new protocol that was finalized in May. It was created based on input from 18 wolf groups over the course of a year.

Even groups who helped form the wolf removal protocol are expressing some regrets.

The head of the Humane Society, Wayne Pacelle, said the killing of the Profanity Peak wolf pack has been the worst-case scenario.

“It has deeply saddened us, as these wolves did what comes naturally to them when someone placed cattle right in the center of their range,” Pacelle said.

The pack was killed on federal grazing land and the state defends the wolf removal by saying the cows that were killed were not placed near the den.

Half of the Profanity Peak pack have been killed, according to officials. It does not appear there have been anymore cow deaths.

Source: Wolf Advisory Group meets amid Profanity Peak pack controversy | KING5.com

Protect The Wolves Asks for your help to get Proactive

We need your Support today. A Resident in Ferry County has asked us to come meet with the Locals and Ranchers in the area. We all need to get more Proactive in the saving of wolves. We ask all to Join us, and those that have led the way in the Past in showing what “Standing for Wolves” truly means. If you will help us with these costs of Meeting with the Locals… We will escalate the saving of our Wolves to the next level, in hopes of having an immediate impact. We are about to ask the Range Rider that McIvrin sent over to take us into the area, so that we can show you all first-hand what is in fact happening, as well as the hopes of creating a Relationship directly with where our issues are coming from.

Please help us take this next step to go above what we have seen attempted this far by any Organization for this particular incident. If they accept our offer… We will begin a process that will hopefully stop this terrible Atrocity from occurring again in the Future.

WDFW claims it will take along time to answer the Questions posed even Yesterday, no even taking into account those of today. The Questions we will close out with today… will be a total of everything that we have witnessed so far in this current meeting.

Your Co-Founder Patricia spent a half hour speaking with him yesterday..  after an emotional comment that we saw truly effected him yesterday. Are we getting soft… we dont think so… what we are working towards is an answer to stop this from happening in the Future,and we feel that rather than sit by and watch our words fall on Deaf Ears…that We Lead by Example. By Going to the source of this Issue.

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U.S. Department of the Interior,  in effect, temporarily halts all construction

Native American Religious Rights Discriminated againstOur Brothers and Sisters are Now needed at home in Washington State, against our Religious Discrimination regarding our Sacred Wildlife after their recent Cease Victory!

Shortly after federal Judge James Boasberg denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Department of Justice and Army Corps of Engineers issued a joint statement that, in effect, temporarily halts all construction bordering Lake Oahe on the Missouri.

The tribe had sought an injunction to stop the routing of the Dakota Access oil pipeline underneath the Missouri River, the source of the reservation’s drinking water, on the grounds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had failed to conduct a proper environmental and cultural impact study. While acknowledging that damage had been done to an area sacred to the tribe, Boasberg said that the tribe had not made its case for an injunction.

“This Court does not lightly countenance any depredation of lands that hold significance to the Standing Rock Sioux,” Boasberg concluded at the end of a 58-page ruling. “Aware of the indignities visited upon the Tribe over the last centuries, the Court scrutinizes the permitting process here with particular care. Having done so, the Court must nonetheless conclude that the Tribe has not demonstrated that an injunction is warranted here. The Court, therefore, will issue a contemporaneous Order denying the Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction.”

The judge acknowledged the complexity of the case at several points in his decision, which was based on how federal law, consultation and permitting all come to affect lands of varying levels of legally-defined historic significance.

Shortly after Judge Boasberg’s decision, the three government agencies stepped in, suggesting that a change in process may be in order when it comes to how the courts and federal law view Indian land.

“We appreciate the District Court’s opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act,” the joint announcement stated. “However, important issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations and their members regarding the Dakota Access pipeline specifically, and pipeline-related decision-making generally, remain.”

The agencies called for “serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects.” The statement announced “formal, government-to-government consultations” this fall that would examine what the federal government can do “to ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights,” and whether new legislation was needed to meet the goal of meaningful consultation.

The agencies outlined several steps to address the issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux in its July 27 lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of the $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile-long pipeline.

“The Army will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it can determine whether it will need to reconsider any of its previous decisions regarding the Lake Oahe site under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other federal laws,” the statement said. “Therefore, construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe will not go forward at this time. The Army will move expeditiously to make this determination, as everyone involved—including the pipeline company and its workers—deserves a clear and timely resolution. In the interim, we request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe.”

Standing Rock had sued the Corps on July 27 alleging violations of several federal laws, including the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Protection Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in its approval of the permits.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II, scheduled to shortly about the decision, said earlier in the day that continued nonviolent resistance at the prayer camps was a win in itself.

“Regardless of the court’s decision today, we are winning the spiritual battle,” said Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II in a statement. “We must continue to have faith and believe in the strength of our prayers and not do anything in violence. We must believe in the creator and good things will come. We will continue to stand united and peaceful in our opposition to the pipeline.”

In its closing paragraph, the statement by Interior, Justice and ACOE called for a calm and peaceful resolution.  “Finally, we fully support the rights of all Americans to assemble and speak freely,” the statement said. “In recent days, we have seen thousands of demonstrators come together peacefully, with support from scores of sovereign tribal governments, to exercise their First Amendment rights and to voice heartfelt concerns about the environment and historic, sacred sites. It is now incumbent on all of us to develop a path forward that serves the broadest public interest.”

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/09/09/dakota-access-construction-shut-down-near-standing-rock-army-corps-doj-doi-165743

Source: Moments After Judge Denies DAPL Injunction, Federal Agencies Intervene – ICTMN.com

Profanity Peak Wolf Pack Killings Put the Heat on Wolf Haven 

Wolf Haven

The ongoing wolf drama in Eastern Washington has put the Wolf Haven sanctuary squarely in the crosshairs of public opinion.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently in the midst of an effort to eradicate the Profanity Peak wolf pack in Ferry County after no less than 13 predation attacks on cattle have been attributed to the pack this summer. Efforts by the WDFW to eliminate the problem wolves began in early August after the department confirmed multiple wolf attacks on cattle. That initial lethal effort saw two wolves killed by gunfire from an overhead helicopter on Aug. 5. The WDFW maintained vigilance in the area for the next two weeks and then announced a halt to their wolf hunting efforts on Aug. 18, noting that no additional wolf attacks had been documented since their effort began.

Its not just Wolf Haven however;)

Source: Profanity Peak Wolf Pack Killings Put the Heat on Wolf Haven – The Chronicle: Home

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