Oregon’s wolf population has grown by more
than 40 percent, and yet we have this divided management strategy in the federal government
where part of the state is still listed and part of the state they’re not. We need to
get to a single management strategy where we have local control under the Oregon state
plan. That’s why this amendment is so important: to repeal the endangered species listing for
the gray wolf, get it under state management where we’ve got the most local control where
Oregonians can make the decisions.