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New information added on September 14, 2014


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Additional Resources
Additional Resources

PRFA's New
"Welcome" Postcard:
Satirical Postcard Carries a Message about the
Adirondack Park
January 2010
Ordering Information

Wolves in Russia:
Anxiety Through the Ages

By Will N. Graves
Edted by Dr. Valerius Geist, Ph. D.

Wolves in Russia unmasks the Disneyesque view of wolves propangandized in the U.S.
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Selection of Thirteenth Annual Conference Speeches on the Adirondacks Published:
Book of Talks by Influential Grassroots Speakers Catches Spirit of Event
Grassroots Speakers, Edited by Carol W. LaGrasse
Bulletin, May 12, 2010

Comment on DEIS regarding "The Reintroduction of Gray Wolves to Yellowstone National Park & Central Idaho," Letter by Will N. Graves to Ed Bangs, US Fish & Wildlife Service Project Leader, October 3, 1993

Central Idaho Wolf Coalition
John Nelson
The coalition was formed in February 2000 with the goal of ending the "non-essential and experimental" Canadian gray wolf introduction.


SportsmenAgainst Wolves -
United We Stand -
Good game conservation begins with predator management
Toby Bridges, Founder/Host, Lobo Watch




In-Depth Information

  • "Setting the Record Straight on Wolves," Book review by Carol W. LaGrasse, president of Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., January 2014. Review of:
    The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Co-existing with Wolves in Modern Times, By Ted B. Lyon and Will N. Graves, (Publ. Far Country Press, Helena, Mt. or 1-877-Ted-Lyon, 368 pp., oversize, color photos, maps. Softcover $21.00. Hardcover $30.00)
    A review can only hint at the depth and importance of this masterpiece setting the record straight about wolves. It awaits world-wide readers who long to know the truth about wolves. In its twenty-one chapters devoted to essential topics by individual authors, The Real Wolf presents an encyclopedia array of information about the history and nature of wolves, as well as the army of methods by which the wolf was sold to the general public and the tragic effects on livestock producers and on wildlife since introduction of the Canadian wolf to the Northern Rockies.
  • Charles E. Kay"Wolf Recovery in the Northern Rockies: What Pro-Wolf Advocates Do Not Want You to Know" - Address by Charles E. Kay, Ph. D., Wildlife Ecology, John M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, Address to the Sixteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights, Latham, N.Y., October 20, 2012 (Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.)
    Charles Kay's presentation ranged widely across the many aspects of reintroducing wolves to the Northern Rockies, and how his knowledge may be applicable to the East, where there is talk of putting wolves in upstate New York. He repeatedly exposed corruption of science and the ignorance of federal judges. He took the audience through the depredations by the colonizing wolves and the resultant near extinction of the elk, debunking the distracting established themes from "predator-mediated competition" to the supposed relevance of habitat. As his talk gathered steam, he said that the wolves are now in the process of wiping out woodland and mountain caribou across the length and breadth of Canada. The wolf has reduced hunting opportunities by ninety percent in the Northern Rockies, as he predicted in 1993. Livestock losses in the West have been virtually uncompensated.
  • Carol W. LaGrasse"DEC's Wolf Scheming" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, March 2012 (Reprinted from New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Winter 2011-2012, PRFA)
    DEC's voluminous Strategic Plan for the State Forests (August 2010) and its 110-page June 2011 letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demonstrate the state's official policy to accomplish wolf recovery in New York State and the Northeast.
  • Will N. Graves"The 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.
  • "Enormous Wilderness Corridors Masquerading as Land Management Refinements" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 15, No. 1 (PRFA, Spring 2011)
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Strategic Plan for its 442 state forests comprising 786,000 acres outside the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves focuses on ensuring connectivity for wildlife movement between large "matrix blocks" of state forests maintained as mature cover connected with wide, natural strips of land with a high percentage of forest cover. This system would enhance connectivity though deep forested areas from Ontario to Georgia.
  • Anxiety Through the Ages, from Range magazine, Winter 2008 "In his new book, 'Wolves in Russia,' Will N. Graves chronicles the reason wolves are feared by the people who must live with them…" Also includes Introduction by Barney Nelson Ph. D, and forward by editor Valerius Geist, Ph. D., professor emeritus of environmental science, University of Calgary.
    Plus: From the Author
    's Preface: "Most of what I have learned is from reading Russian and talking to Russians. In my opinion, many western writers and specialists on wolves have become enamoured with these animals…However, most of these pro-wolf writers are basing their conclusions primarily on emotions, and not on facts."
    Read more:
    Range magazine, Winter 2008: wi08-russian-wolves.pdf
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  • Harriet M. Hageman"Litigating for Private Property Rights — A Western Perspective" - By Harriet M. Hageman, Attorney, Hageman and Brighton, P.C., Cheyenne, Wyoming; Speech to the Ninth Annual Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y. October 22, 2005)
    Threats to private property rights affect our families, our communities, our environment, our educational system and the future of our children. With the Preble's Jumping Mouse and the introduction of the Canadian gray wolf into Wyoming as examples, the Endangered Species Act is being manipulated, not for the purpose of benefiting endangered species, but to limit management and use of private property.

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