Coalition to Restore the Eastern Wolf

The Coalition to Restore the Eastern Wolf (CREW) is comprised of over 30 organizations that support the recovery of viable populations of the wolf in as much of its former range in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada as is feasible. Toward this end, we are working to:

(1) encourage the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete and implement a wolf recovery plan that provides for a timely analysis of all factors relating to the potential for recovery of the eastern timber wolf in the Northern Forest of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Along with the recovery plan, an environmental impact statement (EIS) or environmental assessment (EA) should be done in partnership with the four states and ensure full public review and participation;

(2) ensure the continued protection of wolves in the Northeast under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for as long as necessary to ensure their long-term recovery;

(3) promote cooperative efforts between the United States and Canada to protect existing wolf populations and facilitate travel by wolves between the two nations; and

(4) undertake research and educational efforts to facilitate public awareness about wolves and wolf recovery.

Participating Organizations

Adirondack Council
Biodiversity Legal Foundation
C.L.A.N.: Wolf Defenders
Defenders of Wildlife
Environmental Advocates
Forest Ecology Network
Forest Watch
Institute for Environmental Learning
Keeping Track
Loki Clan Wolf Refuge
Maine Wolf Coalition
Mission: Wolf
Mt. Kearsage Indian Museum
Native Forest Network
National Wildlife Federation
New Hampshire Wolf Alliance
Northeast Ecological Recovery Society
North American Wolf Foundation
Northern Appalachian Restoration Project
Northern Forest Forum
Predator Project
RESTORE: The North Woods
Sierra Club
Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
The Wildlands League
The Wildlands Project
Wild Dog Foundation
Wild Earth
Wild Sentry
Wolf Conservation Center
Wolf and Wild Canine Sanctuary

 Photo by George Wuerthner