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Yooper Scooper WOLF REPORT 2006
"A 'No Spin' Zone"
By C J. Williams
This is a "no-spin" zone... no smoke and mirrors, no language deception, and no pulling the wool over people's eyes.
YS will never support the Wildlands Project and their partners’ plan to turn at least half of America into a wilderness of global reserve buffer land and travel corridors to protect UN-US Biospheres. Sounds impossible to do, but Gang Green, some government agency people, and some of our legislators have been working at it for years. They call it “restoring” or “rewilding”, but those are just fancy words for land and water control.
Wolves are definitely a part of the Wildlands Project. So are cougar, grizzlies, and other meat eaters; all meat eaters except man. We’re all but trespassers in Yooperland now; us with our human footprint that disturbs habitat for every creepy, crawly thing that ecologists claim is endangered, threatened, or “sensitive” to traditional human activity.
Sorry folks, but traditional hunting and two weeks at Yooper deer camp will soon be only fond memories of times past. Gang Green wants your private land to complete their mosaic of buffer zones and connecting corridors around their core area UN-US Biospheres, and they’re going to get it come hell or high water or both.
In the Michigan Nature Conservancy’s (MI-TNC) U. P. Conservation Plan, which was posted online until it got some negative attention last year, it’s stated that one of their Forest Management Strategies is to “work with the State legislature and state Department of Natural Resources to change funding for deer licenses so that reduction in deer herd size does not economically impact the DNR.”
Clearly, MI-TNC has plans for “their” Upper Peninsula “Last Great Places”, and they don’t include a whole lot of deer or deer license carrying hunters. In fact, one attempt to bring about funding changes for the DNR was made in 2004 by former Natural Resources Commissioner Bill Parfet during the April 30th meeting of the NRC Committee on Finance and Administration. Parfet was a Commissioner from 1996 until 2004 and is also a Michigan Nature Conservancy Board member.
A section of the minutes reads: “Chairman Parfet suggested setting up a private foundation and fund raising effort to exclusively support our natural resources and Department programs. There is constituent concern that this might cause the Legislature to remove all the GF/GP from DNR’s budget, however, our GF/GP is already minimal. Discussion ensued.”
There was “constituent” concern? Was “constituent” present at the committee meeting or did Parfet have a private powwow with “constituent” before hand? Did Parfet dream this scheme up himself or did those offering to set up a “private foundation” and “fund raising” hatch it, perhaps some group like the MI-TNC? More importantly, what exactly was the action of the committee after discussion ended? Yea, nay, or later after hunters have been suckered into wiping out even more deer?
Let’s face it. For years, as this cockamamie ecosystem management scheme has been orchestrated, non-governmental ecoholic organizations have invasively inserted themselves into the government resource management planning scenario.
The Biodiversity Plan for century-long “sustainability” of Michigan’s natural resources through ecosystem management is a ruse. “Sustainable Development” is a U.N. driven, conceptual, untested, utopian ideology based on “best guesswork” and computer modeling.
It can be linked to a UN treaty signed by Clinton, but never ratified by Congress thanks to Dr. Michael Coffman, a former forestry professor at M.T.U. It is, in fact, an attempt to return Michigan and all other states to conceptualized Pre-European Settlement conditions. Yes, “pre”, which is long before our ancestors adopted the Constitution of the United States of America.
So here we are, forced to put up with wolves on our lawns, in our barnyards and pastures, and down at the end of the road by the school bus stop. We have to guard our guard dogs instead of them standing guard outside of our home at night, freely policing our yard. And whenever there’s a human/wolf encounter, it’s the people who are blamed for bringing it on even though there are thousands of acres of wilderness where wolves belong.
The U. P. wolf population has been allowed to swell for way too long without management that would serve to instill fear and drive wolves deep into the wilderness where they belong. The danger of human/wolf encounters has increased.
More and more now the Yooper grapevine buzzes with reports of wolves intruding on private property, making themselves a menace to people, pets, and livestock.
One such intrusion has been ongoing at a residence on Denton Road not too far in from US-41. The family has two little girls and a much-loved dog, but they also have at least one wolf hanging around their yard. They’ve seen it run across their driveway when they were coming or going, and one day when the mom and girls were out in the yard, she saw the wolf watching them from the brush not very far away. This isn’t an isolated incident, because there have been others recently.
It’s been reported that there are wolves in each of the fifteen Upper Peninsula counties. Last year, the DNR estimated there were 87 wolf packs made up of 405 individual wolves. Just 405 wolves and all the wilderness, yet there have been newspaper accounts of problem wolves from Sault Ste. Marie all the way over to Ontonagon County.
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