Reducing wolves should never become a war on wolves any more than harvesting moose should become a war on moose. It is important to remember that moose are to wolves what vegetation is to moose -- food.
As we manage for abundance, we must realize that if we have more moose than the habitat can support, we must reduce the number of moose or increase the habitat or both. The same is true of moose and wolves. All are important components within the abundance management concept."
twodux heres another 2 cents-
all things in moderation, and nothing to excess. value wisom of experience and the newest information from fresh education. one is nothing without the other- same as we are all nothing in the big picture, yet we are all everything in our own little world.
again, the people are the problem, and no conservation or management at their best could ever stop man from the dinasour ending he deserves. the overpopulation of the planet shows no inkling of changing as the ultimate preditor by his own very nature is incapable of thwoarting his will to stop planting his seed, reaching for more and forever bound to the attempt of assert dominance and control over all things possible.
a circumvention of the world's truest higher power(s) to assume the position of guardian of the land and manipulator of the universe.
abundance of one, equals shortage of another. moreover, it is a state of temporariness and forever remains as such. natural laws seeks to stabilize energy no matter how man attempts or wishes or says or feels he has control.
say for example, the idea of cows(in the lower 48). eating plenty full grasses and the result of abundant cow pies, cow pies in place of the old grasses that used to create oxygen, cow pies that now create methane. the rabbitt's and the grasses relationship is no different than the mooses and the wolves. man's relationship's are in things like that dog poo smell that is perfuming the town of anchorage right now. as the winter snow melts and six months worth of dog crap thaw's out, some parts of that town are currently being blessed with an odiferous delight that is a testament to man and his abilties as creator. it's in the times of the dust bowl, ect. history is full of man's effect on nature, and natures effect on man.
the positive side is individually we can all make a difference, as the little actions make up the sum. and i hope more young people will seek and get educated and involved, and love alaska. a need to find better ways to represent alaskan's to the rest of the world without explain all to them or tell them any more than need be told, and only when required. all this is needed now and in immediate future as palin has put us on the map in the eyes of many who were oblivious of our exisitance before. we need people to represent us to them correctly, and help us try to get back to being something that unfortunately i know we will never get back to again