IDFG wants more Otter trapping
Being a predator in wild country continues to be a death sentence in Idaho. This time, otters are on the block. The Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game is proposing to remove restrictions on trapping of otters in the Clearwater, main fork Salmon, and Payette rivers. Wild and scenic rivers are worth more than just otter trapping – and popular recreation areas don’t need more risk of trapping pets and children.
You can comment until this Friday, December 10th. Please follow the link below to the IDFG website to leave your comment.
Additionally, you can contact your local commissioner to let them know what you think.
Wolves (& Lynx and Grizzlies)
Idaho’s brazen legislative attack on wolves is now officially headed to court.
FOC and nine of our allies filed a lawsuit today challenging Idaho’s extreme wolf-trapping rules, which facilitate the slaughter of up to 90% of Idaho’s gray wolf population. The lawsuit contends that continued and expanded wolf trapping and snaring will injure and kill non-target grizzly bears and Canada lynx, which are federally protected species. We will also be asking the court to halt all wolf trapping in grizzly bear habitat until the merits of the case can be decided.
You can read the entire press release on our website.
Ballots for the 2022 board membership are on their way! If you are a dues paying member you will be able to vote for the members up for reelection – Tanya Gale and Harry Jageman – as well as board-appointed member Lynne Nelson, who would be re-joining the board after having served in years past. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the board, reach out to the office and we will pass you along to the board.
If you don’t receive your election ballot in the next week, email us and we’ll get one to you ASAP.
Ballots are due by Decmeber 31st!
Volunteering this week
End of the year fundraising (yes it’s already the end of the year, can you believe it??) is upon us. This Thursday, from 2-5 p.m., there will be envelope stuffing at the FOC office. We will have pizza! Reach out to Paul via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. See you there.