Commissioners Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

The Moffat County Commissioners have come out against the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado. The commissioners passed a resolution in opposition of wolf reintroduction at their weekly meeting Tuesday. In addition to opposing wolf reintroduction, the resolution supported removing wolves from the state’s endangered species list. Commissioner Ray Beck says that re-introducing wolves in Northwest Colorado could have a potentially devastating effect on the local economy, due to potential impacts associated with the agriculture and recreation industries. Beck says wolves are also known to carry diseases, which is another potential concern. If Colorado were to remove wolves from the state’s endangered species list, it would be the fourth state in the country to do so, joining Montana Wyoming and Idaho.

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