Truth about Wolf Reintroduction: What the U.S. Can Learn from
Russian Wolves," Address by Will N. Graves, Author Wolves
in Russia, Fifteenth Annual National Conference on Private
Property Rights, Latham, N.Y., October 29, 2011 (Property Rights
Foundation of America, Inc.)
In this very concise summary, Will Graves systematically refutes
some of the claims that wolves would have no significant impact
when their reintroduction was planned for Yellowstone National
Park: The actual impact included devastating impact on hunting;
the elk population and many other species are decimated. He also
countered claim that wolves cull only the sick and old.
Cities, Suburb Zoos, and Rural Atrocities" - By Nathaniel
R. Dickinson (PRFA, July 2006
Instead of choosing wildlife policies on the basis of their
emotional appeal, management agencies should adopt scientifically
sound policies to deal with the frequent and severe conflicts
between wildlife and humans.
The Endangered Species Act:
Honest, Objective Critique of the Endangered Act" -
By Nathaniel R. Dickinson (PRFA, March 29, 2005)
This analysis of some of the most important language of the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, such as the discussion of "critical
habitat" and the definition of "endangered
species," demonstrates that it needs a major overhaul.
Well-educated, totally objective scientists should be called
in to re-write the Act and guide its implementation.
- "The Endangered
Species ActA National Policy of Modernization to Protect
Private Property Rights"-By Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA
Background Brief, February 2005)
Modernization of the 1973 Endangered Species Act to use sound
science and protect private property rights should include a
national habitat protection plan, DNA criteria for species listings,
a property rights ombudsman, regulatory takings compensation
modeled after Oregon Measure 37, voluntary reserves, private
competition, federal supersession, and judicial reform.
The Frontenac Link:
to Adirondack Vision is Blurred" - by Nate Dickinson,
author and wildlife biologist (PRFA, February 2001)
Environmentalists envision a land bridge called the "Frontenac
Axis" from Algonquin Provincial Park in Quebec to
the Adirondack Park. They want to create a swath of undeveloped
land for a right of way for migrating wolves to enter the Adirondacks
from Quebec and for all wildlife to have a natural "corridor"
to migrate freely without interference by people.
Stopping a project with rattlesnakes:
Land Trusts and DEC squeeze Fishkill Business Owner"
- by Carol W. LaGrasse, New York Property Rights
Clearinghouse, Vol. 4, No. 2 (PRFA Spring-Summer
This article, which was widely distributed in reprint form,
relates how the existence of rattlesnakes on neighboring property
bought by the land trust is being used to stop the progress of
Jay Monfort's quarry permit application.
The Natural Heritage Program: