Wildlife Violator Compact

Animal Mating

Managed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our National Wildlife Refuge system is the world's best collection of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida's Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the refuge system has grown to more than 150 million acres, 556 national wildlife refuges and other units, plus 38 wetland management districts. As settlers moved west, ecosystems began to shrink as people moved onto lands occupied by wildlife. No one cared about wildlife conservation in the 1800's until a special gray wolf touched the heart of a unique man. From a battle of wits grew an awareness of a need for wildlife conservation that slowly changed America's view of wildlife. This is a true story of how a gray wolf changed a man and America forever. Lobo was the alpha male of the Currumpaw wolf pack, the last remaining gray wolf pack in northern New Mexico. Ernest Thompson Seton, a wolf expert, had been hired by local ranchers in a town called Clayton to hunt down Lobo and kill him by any means necessary. In October of 1893 Ernest Seton rode into town expecting the job to take only a few weeks.

Plant Conservation Unit Uct

Planning and scientific assistance as well as financial incentives should be provided by the state to local governments for development an implementation of conservation plans for regional multispecies in rapidly developing areas. Efforts are to be expanded for improving conservation and restoration by private landowners on their private lands with assistance from CFG, USFWS, the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service plus local resource conservation districts. Greater priority will be given to natural resource law enforcement efforts, wildlife funding and staffing by the state and federal government. Proposed plans for monitoring species identified and their habitats will include regular inspections of known locations of GCN species and habitats. County and regional plans concerning conservation elements should be monitored as well as long-term regional monitoring. Infrastructure and transportation plans should be monitored for elements that would aid in avoiding GCN species and key habitats.