With wolf reintroduction approved, focus to shift to how to carry it out

From The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colorado:

“Howl yes!”

That’s how Delia Malone, an ecologist, Pitkin County resident and wildlife chair for the Sierra Club Colorado chapter, sums up her reaction to state voters’ approval — barely — of an initiative requiring the reintroduction of gray wolves on the Western Slope no later than the end of 2023.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that this happened,” said Malone, who argues that for more than a century “the cattlemen’s association has pretty much dominated what’s happened on western landscapes, and I think (the vote) signals that people are ready for a change.”

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