Save America's Wolves

Minnesota

Home of the Gray Wolf

Gray wolves play an essential role in Minnesota’s wilderness, keeping our state’s forests and wildlife balanced and healthy. Their survival depends on protections that allow them to roam freely and safely, free from human interference.

Once hunted to the brink of extinction across the lower 48 states, the remote northeastern forests of Minnesota became a vital refuge where the last remaining wolves could survive. It is believed that wolves from these resilient packs were crucial in reestablishing wolf populations in Wisconsin and Michigan.

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How elected officials vote on wolves

The power to protect wolves lies in the hands of our elected officials

Federal Government

Federal officials play a key role in determining whether wolves receive protection under the Endangered Species Act. This vital legislation ensures consistent safeguarding of wolves across state borders and prohibits hunting and trapping.

President
  • Appoint staff to federal agencies, such as the Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, that oversee wolf management
  • Sign or veto bills to list or delist wolves as an endangered species
U.S. Senate
  • Confirm or reject the President’s appointments to agencies that oversee wolf management
  • Pass wolf bills to list or delist wolves as an endangered species
U.S. House of Representatives
  • Pass wolf bills to list or delist wolves as an endangered species
State Government

Once federal protections are removed, state governments take control of wolf management. State officials can pass laws and regulations to protect wolves or define management practices, such as establishing hunting and trapping seasons.

Governor
  • Appoint staff to state agencies that oversee wolf management
  • Sign or veto state wolf population management bills
State Senate
  • Confirm or reject the Governor’s appointments to state agencies that oversee wolf management
  • Pass state wolf management bills and resolutions
State House of Representatives/Assembly
  • Pass state wolf management bills and resolutions

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