The Sierra have a new wolfpack. Ranchers shouldn’t worry

The Sierra have a new wolfpack. Ranchers shouldn’t worry


To the editor: I have fun that the southern Sierra Nevada have lastly felt a wolf’s paw. (“After greater than 100 years, grey wolves reappear in Big Sequoia Nationwide Monument,” Aug. 30)

It’s been clear for generations that many individuals (together with some ranchers) really feel that wolves shouldn’t be way more than goal follow. Livestock depredation by wolves, nonetheless, is vanishingly small.

In 2015, about 1,900 wolves shared the Rocky Mountain West with 1.6 million cattle. Wolves managed to kill 148 cattle, or 0.01% of the livestock, and the states compensated the ranchers.

Wolves are very important to a thriving ecosystem. The disappearance of keystone species like top-predator wolves can create a tragic domino impact as a result of wolves play an vital function in conserving different wild animals and vegetation in verify and in stability.

Linda Nicholes, Huntington Seashore

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To the editor: What a crown jewel for California that we as soon as once more have wild wolves roaming amid the large sequoias.

As a 70-something male who maintains a triathlete exercise routine and who has not eaten crimson meat in 18 years, I say lose the cows and preserve the wolves. Cows are unhealthy for the planet and the human physique.

Learn concerning the “blue zones” of the world, the place individuals stay the longest, healthiest lives. You’ll discover that beef is just not on the menu.

Chuck Heinz, West Hills

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To the editor: Again in 1940, once I was a child within the Sierra Nevada city of Massive Creek, northeast of Fresno, a number of of us had trapping strains for raccoon, skunk, coyote, bobcat and different animals. We’d promote the fur to Sears and Roebuck.

My brother and I trapped two wolves, and once I retell the story, I’m informed that wolves didn’t come that far south.

Your article on the wolfpack found within the southern Sierra confirms my story.

Raymond Holm, Thousand Oaks