commissioners upset over wolf

This comment from my pal Alan Gregory: I spoke with a staffer at Sevilleta NWR, NM, on Friday. The refuge has the main breeding facility for the Mexican gray wolf. The reintroduction program is not going well, at least in part because the habitat chosen for the release point is marginal for various reasons. It's all very discouraging. But he seemed optimistic at the same time. They've got a wonderful mount in the visitor center. It's a neat place, mostly because it's 230,000 acres set aside strictly for wildlife, not human visitors as well. TNC had some role in getting the land and UNM grad students do ecological research there. Meanwhile, in Idaho the gray wolf saga continues, with the politically oriented game coms chosing to ignore habitat issues and blaming supposed fluctuations in elk/deer on wolves. www.helenair.com/articles/2006/11/05/national/a10110506_01.txt