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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sadie Paar is working tirelessly to protect both Wolves and Caribou in Alberta, Canada............She is focused on inundating the Minister of Energy, Ken Hughes with letters and documentation that focus on the real problem impacting wildlife populations in Western Canada,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the complete alteration of habitat due to Tar Sands operations ripping the earth to shreds.................Let Mr. Hughes know that you share Sadie's vision for the future of all things wild in Alberta

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From: sadie parr <>
Date: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Subject: Alberta Wolves and Caribou need your help NOW

Alberta Wolves and Caribou need your help NOW.  And so does the climate!  PLEASE ADD YOUR VOICE.

The province of Alberta has recently announced its plan to continue expanding tar sands into habitat used and needed by threatened caribou.  The government's answer in the past has been to kill hundreds of wolves, and moose as well!  Please read the details put forward by the Alberta Wilderness Association at

Contact the Alberta Energy Minister who is the decision-makers responsible.   Feel free to use the sample letter below, BUT REMEMBER to add your own comments at the top to personalize the submission. 
Take Action on OTHER issues related to wolf conservation by using hotlinks at
...go to "Get Involved"
Many groups are trying to help you help wolves!  Lets howl together....!  Join the movement of the Western Wolf Pact through

Hon. Ken Hughes
Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta
#404 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5K 2B6

Dear Honourable Minister Hughes. 

I am writing today to ask that you stop leasing land and adding disturbance to habitat for caribou until enough habitat can be restored to recover Little Smoky caribou populations. 

I am appalled at the number of wolves being killed in the name of caribou conservation as the government continues to compromise critical caribou habitat.  This is irresponsible ethically and ecologically.  It is also shameful.

I am in full support of the recommendations put forward by the Alberta Wilderness Association and urge you to heed them and the many others like myself who are against current management decisions.  The ecosystem services provided, intrinsic value, and spiritual and health benefits provided by intact habitat that supports predator prey systems are becoming invaluable.  There is no business on a dead planet.

I am opposed to the expansion of tar sands for the habitat destruction and environmental degredation caused and for the huge role it plays in advancing climate change and human consumption.

Please STOP leasing new land that will disturb habitat caribou may require.  Please use the precautionary principle in what has been designated as the "Decade of Biodiversity" for the IUCN.  Alberta is part of the global ecosystem and decisions should be based upon a land ethic.

Please let me know what you will do to ensure that caribou and wolves can continue to thrive in the area used by the Little Smokey Herd.

Most sincerely, ___________________________


"Is the world still wild enough for wolves?  A creature is not a wild creature unless it is being polished by unfenced landscapes, abundant prey, and the freedom to pursue it.  We have added roads and radio collars and exotic animals to the forces of evolution.  Have we so carved the world into geometric shapes of  possession, liability, privacy and commercial haste that it cannot abide wolves?"

-Peter Steinhart from his book The Company of Wolves.
Sadie Parr - Just Beings & the Western Wolf Pact
21-514 Anderson Rd
Golden, BC  V0A 1H1

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