Wyoming Governor says Colorado plan to reintroduce wolves will result in “more human conflicts”

By Matt Connelly
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The Governor of Wyoming came out swinging against Colorado’s plan to reintroduce wolves in a recent interview with 9News and vowed his state won’t provide wolves to Colorado for the new plan. 

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon told 9News, “Wyoming is opposed to sending wolves to Colorado.”

Governor Gordon then echoed the concerns of many Coloradans by highlighting the potential cost to human lives – and the lives of wolves – if the plan is implemented. 

“Our current wolf management plan is working, and it works because it is designed to manage wolves in biologically and socially suitable habitats and to keep wolves out of areas of the state where conflicts would be highest,” Gordon told 9News“Our border with Colorado is an unsuitable area for wolves, and that would mean more human conflicts. Resolution of conflicts are almost always deadly to wolves.”

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.